Video: Meet the 2020 Finalists

Video: Meet the 2020 Finalists

Video: Meet the SciFest 2020 National Finalists

The winners of the SFI Best Project Award and a selection of the Runners-up from each of the 16 SciFest@College STEM fair are invited to participate in a national SciFest STEM fair each November. The projects are evaluated by an expert panel of judges from academia, enterprise and government. This year there are 35 projects on display covering a wide range of topics including, for example, ‘An Adapted Spectacle System for Dementia Patients’ and a study of ‘The lasting effects of the Arigna coal mine on the environment’. All of these students are already winners in their own right having won one of the top awards at a regional SciFest@College venue.

This year’s SciFest National Final is going virtual and will take place on a bespoke platform from Thursday 19 November to Saturday 21 November. There will be an opportunity to view the finalists’ projects, vote for your favourite project and test your scientific knowledge in daily competitions from Monday 16 November. The main programme will officially open on Thursday with a special guest speaker, Maya Ajmera, President and CEO at Society for Science & the Public and Publisher of Science News in the United States. This will be followed by Professor Shane O’Mara from the Trinity Institute of Neurosciences discussing the science of walking. Throughout Friday there will be a series of exciting STEM-related talks and presentations including an update on COVID-19 from Prof. Luke O’Neill. We are very honoured that Donegal’s own Nobel Laureate, Prof. William C Campbell has agreed to be interviewed by Dr Claire O’Connell at 7pm. The Awards Ceremony will take place at 2 pm on Saturday when the SciFest SFI STEM Champion 2020 will be announced.

To register for the SciFest 2020 Virtual Nation Final and view the full programme please click on the following Link

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