Ursulines impress at SciFest 2018
The Ursuline College won a raft of awards at the annual SciFest science fair at IT Sligo last week.
Eimear Kearins won the Senior 1st Prize in Technology (pictured above).
Eimear also won the Sligo Boston Scientific Medical Devices Award.
Students Ellis Burke, Tara Duggan and Amy Hopkins won 2nd prize in the Intermediate Life Science section.
Laura Keane and Ellen Bastible were Highly Commended in the same section, while the Intermediate 3rd Prize in Physical Sciences went to Taylor Lynch and Amy Torsney.
Two students from Magh Ena College in Bundoran won the overall Science Foundation Ireland Best Project Award, Niamh Carolan and Emma Birney.
They will represent the North West at the National Finals in Dublin on 9 November.
Their project was called ‘ The Attraction of Maglev Trains’, a study into the thermos-magnetic properties of negatively accelerating objects.
They were presented with their coveted prize by the President of IT Sligo Dr Brendan McCormack.
SciFest@ITSligo organiser Dr Bill Crowe said: “It’s clearly evident from the high standard of research this year that second-level students from across the region are passionate about science, technology, engineering and maths.
“We are proud to support such a valuable programme,” he added.
Scifest Organiser IT Sligo Dr Bill Crowe and Head of Department of Environmental Science Dr Frances Lucy with Senior 1st Prize in Technology, Eimear Kearins, Ursuline College. Robyn Lockhart
Dr Bill Crowe Scifest Organiser IT Sligo with Intermediate 2nd Prize in Life Science Ellis Burke, Tara Duggan and Amy Hopkins from Ursuline College Sligo. Robyn Lockhart