Ur­su­lines im­press at SciFest 2018

The Sligo Champion - - NEWS - BY SORCHA CROW­LEY

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

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