Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF)

Regeneron ISEF (previously Intel ISEF) is an international STEM fair organised annually by Society for Science in the United States. There are currently over 400 STEM fairs in some 70 countries, regions and territories around the globe affiliated to Regeneron ISEF. Each year over 1800 winning students from these fairs participate in ISEF and compete for around $4million in prizes.

SciFest has been affiliated to ISEF since 2011, giving students the opportunity to represent Ireland at this prestigious event. The first SciFest students competed in Intel ISEF in 2012 in Pittsburgh. Each year the top project, or projects, at the SciFest National Final go on to compete in ISEF with all expenses paid. The winner of the Teacher of Excellence Award at the National Final also receives an all-expenses-paid trip to ISEF.

SciFest students have been hugely successful at ISEF, winning a total of 13 major awards at the eleven fairs in which SciFest has participated since 2012. Details of the students who have represented Ireland at ISEF since 2012 are shown below.

Regeneron ISEF 2023 Dallas, Texas

Student Rachel Griffin, Luke O'Sullivan, Liam Waldron
School Killarney Community College, New Road, Killarney, Co. Kerry
Maire Spillane
Project A Group-Theoretic Approach to Pythagoras’ Theorem

Regeneron ISEF 2022 Atlanta, Georgia

Student Clare Reidy
School Our Lady's Bower secondary school, Athlone, Co. Westmeath
Julie-Anne Greaney
Project Cosmic Radiation Protection Simulation

Regeneron ISEF 2021 Online

Student Conor Casey
School Pobalscoil Inbhear Scéine, Kenmare, Co. Kerry
Sarah Abbott
Project Using AI to Improve Weather Prediction
Award Second Place Category Award
Student Caoimhín O'Leary
School Ardscoil na Mara, Tramore, Co. Waterford
Teacher Niamh Shannon
Project Image Analysis of Rehabilitating Patients’ Exercises to Measure and Improve Recovery
Students Dara Newsome, Conor Bradshaw, David Hughes
School Mercy Secondary School Mounthawk, Tralee, Co. Kerry
Teacher Eimear Nolan
Project Specs - A Wearable Smart Device for Dementia Patients

Regeneron ISEF 2020 Online

Student Timothy McGrath
School Killorglin Community College, Killorglin, Co. Kerry
Marieke O'Connor
Project An R&D Study on Using a Nutrient Treatment Biofilter to Combat Oceanic and Freshwater Dead Zones which Harnesses the Intrinsic Potential of Halophyte Species
Award No Competition
Student Alice Shaughnessy
School Calasanctius College, Oranmore, Co. Galway
Teacher Christina Kenny
Project Omnidirectional Magnetic Driving System
Award No Competition

Intel ISEF 2019 Phoenix, Arizona

Student Adam Kelly
School Skerries Community College, Skerries, Co. Dublin
Louise Sullivan
Project Improved Gate Level Simulation of Quantum Circuits

Dudley R. Herschbach SIYSS Award
Best in Category Award
First Place Category Award
NSA Research Directorate: Honorable Mention, "Science of Security"

Intel ISEF 2018 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Student Aaron Hannon
School St Muredach's College, Ballina, Co. Mayo
Kevin Boyle
Project Developing a Facial Shaving Device for People with Limited Hand Dexterity
Award First Place Category Award

Intel ISEF 2017 Los Angeles, California

Student Caolann Brady
School St Wolstan's Community School, Clane, Co. Kildare
Karen O’Callaghan
Project Hum Your Way to Better Health To Investigate through Research and Experimentation: The Effect of Nasal Breathing and Meditative Humming Techniques on Lung Function
Award Second Place Category Award

Intel ISEF 2016 Phoenix, Arizona

Student Louis Madden
School Largy College, Clones, Co. Monaghan
Sharon Magennis
Project Bringing Genetics to the Masses: The Development of a Low Cost DNA Extraction and Profiling Kit
Bruno Kessler Foundation Award
Monsanto Award for Innovation in Plant Sciences

Intel ISEF 2015 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Student Christopher Carragher
School Our Lady's Secondary School, Castleblaney, Co. Monaghan
Kathryn Higgins
Project An Integrated Electronic Medical Dispensing, Diary and Locator Device to Support Memory Impaired Independent Living (Memory Buddy)
Award Second Place Category Award

Intel ISEF 2014 Los Angeles, California

Student Paul Clarke
School St Paul's College, Raheny, Dublin 5
Brian Smyth
Project On the Hamiltonicity of Cubic, Polyhedral, Bipartite Graphs
Award American Mathematical Society Award
Student Connor Foy
School Coláiste Ciaráin, Croom, Co. Limerick
Edel Farrell
Project To Design and Manufacture a Device to Maximize the Performance of Rowers
Society for Experimental Mechanics, Inc Award
Fourth Place Category Award

Intel ISEF 2013 Phoenix, Arizona

Student Simon Bluett
School CBS, James's Street, Kilkenny
Patrick McCormack
Project Easyflick: Innovative, Easy to Use and Safe Circuit and Lighting Control for Every House

Intel ISEF 2012 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Students Eoghan Flynn, Ruairi O’Neill
School Blackwater Community School, Lismore, Co. Waterford
David King
Project Polyfuel – A Novel Solution to Fuel Shortages and Disposal of ElPs
Award Second Place Category Award
31 2024
SciFest@School in Loreto College, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath
08 2024
SciFest@School in Sandymount Park Educate Together Secondary School, Beech Road, Sandymount, Dublin 4
29 2024
SciFest National Final
Michael D. Higgins, Patron of SciFest
SciFest is a registered charity.

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