Video: Ruth Madden's GYSTB 2020 Presentation to the Judges

Video: Ruth Madden's GYSTB 2020 Presentation to the Judges

SciFest THEA award winner, Ruth Madden from Largy College, in Clones, Co. Monaghan represented Ireland and SciFest in the virtual Hong Kong Global Youth Science and Technology Bowl (GYSTB) 2020 and claimed a Gold Award for her project ‘The Microplastic Filter - A Small Solution to a Global Problem’.

On 1 August 2020 Ruth presented her project live online to a team of judges. You can watch Ruth's presentation at the following link:

Ruth Madden Presents at GYSTB 2020

GYSTB is organized by The Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups and was broadcasted live globally on 1 August. The competition attracted entries from 22 countries and regions across the globe. Ninety-three finalists were selected for online judging. Two other Irish students succeeded in winning awards having qualified for the finals after winning at the 2019 SciFest National Final. Timothy McGrath from Killorglin Community College, Kerry won a first-place award in the Biology and Chemistry category and Alice Shaughnessy, Calasanctius College, Galway a third-place award in the Physics and Engineering category.

There is an opportunity for the general public to vote for their three favourite projects for the 'Visitor's Favourite Award'.

Please vote for Alice, Timothy and Ruth at

Alice: Project Number IAPE19

Timothy: Project Numnber: IABC10

Ruth: Project Number IAPE54

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