National Final Award Winners 2015

The SciFest National Final 2015 – SciFest@SFI Discover - took place in the Marino Conference Centre, Dublin on Friday 6th November. The overall winners from each of the 15 regional SciFest science fairs exhibited their projects and competed for a number of awards, including the SciFest 2015 Grand Award - a trophy and an all-expenses-paid trip to Phoenix, Arizona to represent Ireland in the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) in May 2016.


The National Final included a competition for the best of the winners of the Boston Scientific Medical Devices award at the 15 regional fairs and also a competition for the best of the winners of the SEAI Sustainable Energy award at the regional fairs.

SciFest National Final 2015 - Award Winners

Award

SciFest 2015 Science Foundation Ireland Grand Award

Student

Louis Madden

Project

Bringing Genetics to the Masses: The Next Step in Genetic Research

School

Largy College, Analore Road, Clones, Co. Monaghan

Teacher

Sharon Magennis

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Award

Berlin Long Night of Science 2015 Award

Students

Eoin Hayes, Adam Burke

Project

The Handy Guide to Sign Language

School

Coláiste Chiaráin, Croom, Co. Limerick

Teacher

Edel Farrell

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Award

SEAI INESPO 2015 Award

Student

Lúc de Barra

Project

An Investigation of the Potential of Pine Needles as a new Alternative Biodiesel Source

School

Coláiste Raithín, Bóthar Florence, Bré, Co. Chill Mhantáin

Teacher

Lís Ní Chíobháin

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Award

Boston Scientific Medical Devices 2015 Grand Award

Student

Cillian Gartlan

Project

Harnessing Patient Information to Mitigate Risks Associated with Stroke Treatment

School

Patrician High School, Carrickmacross, Co. Monaghan

Teacher

John O'Rourke

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Award

IoTI 2015 Award

Student

Mark Lyons

Project

The Price of a Profit - A Statistical Analysis of the Effects of the GMS Charge

School

Lanesboro Community College, Lanesboro, Co. Longford

Teacher

Michael Lyons

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Award

ISTA 2015 Award

Student

Liam Passmore

Project

A Statistical Analysis of Whether Segregating Males and Females for PE Will Increase Participation and Physical Activity Levels

School

John the Baptist Community School, Hospital, Co. Limerick

Teacher

Michelle Buckley

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Award

Spirit of SciFest 2015 Award

Student

Eve McGlinchey

Project

Voice Controlled Home Automation with Raspberry Pi Technology

School

St Leo's College, Dublin Road, Carlow

Teacher

Julie Egan



Each of the 27 finalists was also presented with an Excellence in STEM Award to mark their achievement in reaching the National Final of SciFest 2015.



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