The winners of our this year’s TY Scifest@School were announced on December 9th and will now progress to the next level SciFest@College, which will take place in the new year. There have been many wonderful projects this year and all TY students have been working hard. Congratulations to the winners and well done to all involved!
SciFest@School is where second-level schools host their own in-house STEM fair. Established in 2006, the SciFest programme consists of a series of one-day STEM fairs for second-level students. The aim of the programme is to encourage an interest in, and love of, the STEM subjects.
This year’s TY Scifest@School winners are:
(Joint) 1st Prize – How confidence affects performance.
By Oisin Harnett, Michael Sodbaatar and Tuna Yucel
(Joint) 1st prize – Bacteria around the school.
By Rebecca Costache and Beata Maksimova
2nd Prize – How clean is your school?
By Aliyah Abdelkader, Hayley Billings and Emily McElwain
3rd Prize – Will genetically modified crops be dominant in the next fifty years?
By Neha Krishnan, Nadia Matthias and Lara Romero-Hentrich
Highly Commended – Does your music preference depend on your personality type?
By Roisin Donohoe, Samuel Kilcoyne and Ben Williams
Highly Commended – Chemical reactions in the brain during addiction.
By Alana Brennan and Ella Cullivan
Highly Commended – How high can we send a garden rocket with a dust bomb?
By Javier Fominaya-Alvarez, Mohamed Mukhtar and Arno Rohling