National Final Award Winners 2023

The major award winners at the 2023 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. Please follow this link to view Regional Regeneron ISEF Awards winners.

Award SciFest STEM Champion 2023
Student Jack Shannon
Project Ireland’s Carbon Sinks – Remote Sensing for Monitoring Peatland Restoration
School Clongowes Wood College, Kilcock Road, Clane, Co. Kildare
Teacher Yvonne Nolan
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Award Teacher of Excellence Award 2023
School Clongowes Wood College, Kilcock Road, Clane, Co. Kildare
Teacher Yvonne Nolan
Award SciFest STEM Champion 2023 Runner-Up Award
Student Yasmine Odugbesan
Project A Lycopene Based Sunscreen to Prevent Skin Damage Caused by UV Radiation
School Mercy Secondary School Mounthawk, Mounthawk, Tralee, Co. Kerry
Teacher Eimear Nolan
Award Berlin Long Night of Science Award 2023
Students Meabh O Sullivan, Sarah Harte
Project Cycle4Charge
School Sacred Heart Secondary School, Convent of Mercy, Clonakilty, Co. Cork
Teacher Claire Holland
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Award Boston Scientific Medical Devices Grand Award 2023
Students Emma Greaney, Madison Brouder
Project Rehabilitation Nation
School Desmond College, Station Road, Newcastle West, Co. Limerick
Teacher Donal Enright
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Award EirGrid Cleaner Climate Grand Award 2023
Students Rebecca Cullen, Freyja Cleary, Clementine van Steenberge
Project Making Waves
School Loreto Abbey Secondary School, Dalkey, Co. Dublin
Teacher David Cullen
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Award Intel Technology Award 2023
Student Kamaya Gogna
Project Using Machine Learning to Identify Radiolucencies on Panoramic Dental Radiographs (OPGs)
School St Joseph's Secondary School, Convent Lane, Rush, Co. Dublin
Teacher Kevin Delahunty
Award SciFest STEM Outreach Video Award 2023
Students Leah Newman, Craig Lawlor
Project Can Arthritis Sufferers Benefit from Leverage?
School St Oliver's Community College, Rathmullan, Drogheda, Co. Louth
Teacher Andrew Donnelly
Award SciFest STEM Outreach Video Runner-up Award 2023
Student Olívia Rocha da Rocha Brito
Project Investigating Genetics in Glioblastoma
School Mercy College, Chapel Hill, Sligo, Co. Sligo
Teacher Lorraine Sherlock
Award SciFest Social Sciences Award 2023
Students Mya Doocey, Mia Galligan
Project P.Eriod: Effect of the Menstrual Cycle on Participation and Performance During Physical Education in Schools and Clubs
School St Joseph's Secondary School, Brews Hill, Navan. Co. Meath
Teacher Fiona Leavy
Award SciFest Life Sciences Award 2023
Student Ciara Cannon
Project Using Silicon Nanoparticles to Create a Self-Sustaining Antimicrobial Surface
School Abbey Vocational School, The Glebe, Donegal Town, Co. Donegal
Teacher Amanda Flood
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Award THEA Award 2023
Student Gabriela Giuliese
Project The Effects of Hard Water on Hair
School Blackrock Educate Together Secondary School, The Sandymount Buildings, Simmonscourt Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4
Teacher Katie Burrowes
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Award ISTA Award 2023
Student Nikishi Polgolla
Project An Investigation into the use of Herbal Plant Extracts that are Effective Against Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria in Skin Infections
School Our Lady's School, Templeogue Rd, Templeogue Village, Ballyboden, Co. Dublin
Teacher Emma Griffin
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Award SciFest Junior Scientist of the Future Award 2023
Students Angelina O'Neill
Project Sustainability: Biomaterials and Bioplastics - A Focus Towards a Circular Economy
School Presentation College, Headford, Co. Galway
Teacher John Toner
Award SciFest Junior Technologist of the Future Award 2023
Students Emma Greaney, Madison Brouder
Project Rehabilitation Nation
School Desmond College, Station Road, Newcastle West, Co. Limerick
Teacher Donal Enright
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Regeneron ISEF | Regional Awards

Award American Psychological Association Award
Student Cathal Barry
Project Where is the truth: The effects of media propaganda on young people in Ireland
School Blackwater Community School, Lismore, Co. Waterford
Teacher Danielle Murphy
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Award Ricoh USA Ricoh Sustainable Development Award
Student Jack Shannon
Project Ireland’s Carbon Sinks – Remote Sensing for Monitoring Peatland Restoration
School Clongowes Wood College, Clane, Co. Kildare
Teacher Yvonne Nolan
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Award U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Science Champion Award
Students Grace Ní Ifearnáin, Emma Ní Ifearnáin
Project Designing a home biodigester and monitoring solution to measure safety and efficiency
School Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí, Cloon Beg, Tralee, Co. Kerry
Teacher Tríona Uí Mhaolchatha
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Award Yale Science and Engineering Association Award
Student Yasmine Odugbesan
Project A Lycopene Based Sunscreen to Prevent Skin Damage Caused by UV Radiation
School Mercy Secondary School Mounthawk, Mounthawk, Tralee, Co. Kerry
Teacher Eimear Nolan
Award The Society for Science Award
Student Jack Shannon
Project Ireland’s Carbon Sinks – Remote Sensing for Monitoring Peatland Restoration
School Clongowes Wood College, Kilcock Road, Clane, Co. Kildare
Teacher Yvonne Nolan
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