National Final Award Winners 2022

The major award winners at this year's SciFest National Final are listed below. All of the finalists received an Excellence in STEM Award to mark their success in qualifying to take part in the National Final.

Award

SciFest STEM Champion 2022

Students

Rachel Griffin, Luke O'Sullivan, Liam Waldron

Project

A Group-Theoretic Approach to Pythagoras’ Theorem

School

Killarney Community College, New Road, Killarney, Co. Kerry

Teacher

Maire Spillane

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Award

Teacher of Excellence Award 2022

School

Killarney Community College, New Road, Killarney, Co. Kerry

Teacher

Maire Spillane

Award

SciFest STEM Champion 2022 Runner-Up Award

Student

Maha Shahzadi

Project

Eataware

School

Coláiste Nano Nagle, Sexton Street, Limerick

Teacher

Samantha Prior

Award

Berlin Long Night of Science Award 2022

Students

Anna Woodward, Alex Scott

Project

CoolAid: A Wearable Hypothermia Prevention Device

School

Ursuline College, Finisklin, Sligo

Teacher

Anthony Carolan

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Award

Boston Scientific Medical Devices Grand Award 2022

Student

Fionn Rush

Project

Can Artificial Neural Networks Aid Hearing Impaired Individuals to Lip-Read?

School

Mary Immaculate Secondary School, Lisdoonvarna, Co. Clare

Teacher

Máire Morrissey

o

Award

Boston Scientific Medical Devices Grand Award Runner-up 2022

Students

Jim Culhane, Paula-Eve Culhane

Project

CPR Chest Pedal Chest Compression Device

School

Tarbert Comprehensive School, Tarbert, Listowel, Co. Kerry

Teacher

Thomas Culhane

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Award

Intel Technology Award 2022

Student

Maura Moore-McCune

Project

VIPMOD: Visually Impaired Person’s Moving Object Detector

School

The Kings Hospital, Palmerstown, Dublin 20

Teacher

Ciaran O'Connor

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Award

SciFest STEM Outreach Award 2022

Student

Maura Moore-McCune

Project

VIPMOD: Visually Impaired Person’s Moving Object Detector

School

The Kings Hospital, Palmerstown, Dublin 20

Teacher

Ciaran O'Connor

Award

SciFest Social Sciences Award 2022

Students

Tommy Morris, Mairead Lohan

Project

An Investigation into the Recovery of Adolescents Moving from the Sympathetic to the Parasympathetic Nervous System

School

Roscommon Community College, Lisnamult, Roscommon, Co. Roscommon

Teacher

Elizabeth Glancy

Award

SciFest Life Sciences Award 2022

Students

Honor Lynch, Aoife Lynn, Juliette Kelleher

Project

The Einstein of Enzymes: A Battle Against Plastic Pollution

School

Loreto College, 53 St Stephens Green, Dublin 2

Teacher

Katie Kinkaid

o

Award

THEA Award 2022

Student

Laura Brennan

Project

Mela No More

School

Desmond College, Station Road, Newcastle West, Co. Limerick

Teacher

Donal Enright

o

Award

ISTA Award 2022

Student

Sean Allen

Project

A Novel Alternative to Synthetic Fertilizers

School

Roscommon Community College, Lisnamult, Roscommon, Co. Roscommon

Teacher

Elizabeth Glancy

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Award

SciFest Scientist of the Future Award 2022

Students

Micheál Deely, C J Burke

Project

A Dyslexia Lamp with a Difference

School

Abbey Vocational School, The Glebe, Donegal Town, Co. Donegal

Teacher

Donna Furey

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