National Final Award Winners 2017

The SciFest 2017 National Final in Association with SFI took place in the Marino Conference Centre, Dublin on Friday 10 November 2017. The overall winners from each of the 16 regional SciFest science fairs and 8 of the top runners-up exhibited their projects and competed for a number of awards, including the SciFest 2017 Science Foundation Ireland Intel ISEF Award - a trophy and an all-expenses-paid trip to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to represent Ireland in the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) in May 2018.

The National Final included a competition for the best of the winners of the Boston Scientific Medical Devices award at the 16 regional fairs. This year the standard was exceptionally high and 7 projects were selected to compete at the National Final.

To view the project abstracts of all national finalists, please click here.


SciFest National Final 2017 - Award Winners

Award

SciFest 2017 Science Foundation Ireland Intel ISEF Award

Student

Aaron Hannon

Project

Developing a Facial Care Device for People with Limited Hand Dexterity

School

St Muredachs College, Sligo Road, Ballina, Co. Mayo

Teacher

Kevin Boyle

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Award

Berlin Long Night of Science 2017 Award

Students

Thomas Curtin, Dylan Moloney

Project

Height Adjustable Crutch

School

Desmond College, Newcastle West, Co. Limerick

Teacher

Donal Enright

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Award

Boston Scientific Medical Devices 2017 Grand Award

Student

Aaron Hannon

Project

EnableArm: The Shaving Device for People with Limited Hand Dexterity

School

St Muredachs College, Sligo Road, Ballina, Co. Mayo

Teacher

Kevin Boyle

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Award

Abbott Ireland 2017 Award

Students

Shannon Mc Hugh, Ciara Keaveney

Project

Fire Ashes – An Undervalued Nutrient

School

Glenamaddy Community School, Glenamaddy, Co.Galway

Teacher

Deirdre Hardiman

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Award

THEA 2017 Award

Student

Omar Salem

Project

Protecting Turbofans from Foreign Object Damage

School

Sutton Park School, St Fintan's Road, Sutton, Dublin 13

Teacher

Catherine Tattersall

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Award

ISTA 2017 Award

Student

Adam Kelly

Project

Can Beet Beat Other Cattle Feeds?

School

Moate Community School, Church Street, Moate, Co. Westmeath

Teacher

Margaret Mandal

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Award

SciFest 2017 10th Anniversary Award

Student

Jack Nagle

Project

Tractor Safe Lock

School

Killorglin Community College, Killorglin, Co. Kerry

Teacher

Donal O Reilly

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Award

Yale Science & Engineering Association Award

Student

Omar Salem

Project

Protecting Turbofans from Foreign Object Damage

School

Sutton Park School, St Fintan's Road, Sutton, Dublin 13

Teacher

Catherine Tattersall

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Award

American Meteorological Society Award

Student

Dearbhla McCourt, Ruth Clarke

Project

Park and Stride – The Hidden Hazards

School

St. Vincent’s Secondary School, Seatown Place, Dundalk, Co. Louth

Teacher

John White



Each of the 44 finalists was also presented with an Excellence in STEM Award to mark their achievement in reaching the National Final of SciFest 2017.



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