SciFest National Final 2021

Hall of Fame

SciFest STEM Champions 2011 - 2020

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Since 2011 the overall winner/s of SciFest represent Ireland at the following year's Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF), a one-week STEM fair, held annually since 1950 in the USA. At Regeneron ISEF some 1800 students from over 420 affiliated science fairs in approximately 80 countries, regions and territories compete for a range of prizes. Since first participating in 2011 SciFest students have won a total of 13 major awards at ISEF.

Year Students Teacher School Project Title
2020 50813506667_f82b1ab9c1_c (1).jpg Caoimhín O'Leary Niamh Shannon Ardscoil na Mara
Tramore
Co. Waterford
An Image Analysis of Rehabilitating Patients' Exercises to Measure and Improve Recovery
2019 49132228223_5c7bd0cf4a_c.jpg Timothy McGrath Marieke O'Connor Community College Killorglin
Killorglin
Co. Kerry
An R&D Study on Using a Nutrient Treatment Biofilter to Combat Oceanic and Freshwater Dead Zones which Harnesses the Intrinsic Potential of Halophyte Species
2018 SciFest 2018 Overall winner .jpg

Adam Kelly

Louise Sullivan Skerries Community College
Balbriggan St
Skerries
Co. Dublin
An Open Source Solution to Simulating Quantum Computers Using Hardware Acceleration
2017 38578184711_3c27574047_c (1).jpg Aaron Hannon Kevin Boyle St Muredachs College
Sligo Road
Ballina
Co. Mayo
Developing a Facial Care Device for People with Limited Hand Dexterity
2016 31188180701_0ce72c3b8d_c.jpg Caolann Brady Karen O'Callaghan St. Wolstan's Community School
Celbridge
Co. Kildare
Hum Your Way to Better Health
2015 SciFest 2015 Overall winner .jpg Louis Madden Sharon Magennis Largy College
Analore Road
Clones
Co. Monaghan
Bringing Genetics to the Masses: The Next Step in Genetic Research
2014 SciFest 2014 Overall winner .jpg Christopher Carragher Kathryn Higgins Our Lady’s Secondary School
Castleblayney
Co. Monaghan
An Electronic Device to Enhance Independent Living for those who Suffer Memory Loss
2013 11086545875_1702e71923_w.jpg Paul Clarke Dr Brian Smyth

St Paul's College
Sybil Hill
Raheny
Dublin 5

A Polynomial Time Algorithm for the Undirected Hamiltonian Cycle Problem
2012 SciFest 2012 Overall winner .JPG Simon Bluett PJ McCormack CBS
James's Street
Kilkenny
Easyflick, Innovative, easy to use and safe circuit and lighting control for every house
2011 SciFest 2011 Overall winners .jpg

Eoghan Flynn
Ruairi O’Neill

David King Blackwate
Community School
Lismore
Co. Waterford
Polyfuel: A Novel Solution to Fuel Shortages and Disposal of ELPs

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Broadcom MASTERS International Program Award Winners

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Attendance at the Broadcom MASTERS International Program is an experiential award for top delegates from middle school science fairs around the world. The delegates represent approximately 25 countries and the programme consists of a series of educational activities, including a visit to the ISEF competition.

Year Student Name Teacher School Project Title
2020 Untitled design (18).png Eoghan Ó Fearáin Siobhán Laighneach Coláiste Ailigh
Cnoc na Móna
Leitir Ceanainn
Co. Dhún na nGall
Beef or Leaf (An Rian Coise Charbóin a Bhaineann le hAistí Bhia Éagsúla)
2019 BCM 2019.jpg Orna Collins Ciara Ní Dhrisceoil Castletroy Community College
Castletroy
Co. Limerick
Plastics with Potential – Toward a Sustainable Biodegradable
2018 BCM 2018.jpg Éabha Kenny Padraig Harlow Convent of Mercy
Meán-Scoil Muire Gan Smál
Co. Roscommon
The Investigation of how Microwave Radiation Affects Living Organisms

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Boston Scientific Medical Devices Grand Award Winners

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Boston Scientific joined SciFest as a project partner in 2014. Each year a panel of judges from Boston Scientific selects a number of projects from the 16 regional Boston Scientific Medical Devices Award winners to compete at the National Final for the Boston Scientific Medical Devices Grand Award.

Year Student Name Teacher School Project Title
2020 50812640368_078f8e1ef8_c.jpg Dara Newsome
Conor Bradshaw
David Hughes

Eimear Nolan

Mercy Secondary School Mounthawk
Mounthawk
Tralee
Co. Kerry

Specs - An Adapted Spectacle System for Dementia Patients
2019 2019 BSC.jpg Oisín O'Sullivan Donal Enright Desmond College
Newcastle West
Co. Limerick
iScope - The Design and Development of an Enhanced Digital Stethoscope for Remote Auscultation
2018 2018 BSC.jpg Nicole Marinos Denise Quilter Christ King Girls' Secondary School
South Douglas Road
Cork
Visual Communication Device to Promote Patient Participation and Wellness During Magnetic Resonance Imaging
2017 2017 BSC.jpg Aaron Hannon Kevin Boyle St Muredach's College
Ballina
Co. Mayo
Developing a Facial Care Device for People with Limited Hand Dexterity
2016 2016 BSC.jpg Lucy Leonard
Michele Mann
Elaine Howlin Tullamore College
Tullamore
Co. Offaly
Investigating the Difference in Bacterial Contamination when Handling and Using a Device to Insert Contact Lenses
2015 2015 BSC.jpg Cillian Gartlan John O'Rourke Patrician High School
Carrickmacross
Co. Monaghan
Harnessing Patient Information to Mitigate Risks Associated with Stroke Treatment
2014 2014 BSC.jpg

Oisín Keniry
Edmond O’Halloran
Bobby McCarthy

Crona McCarthy Pobalscoil na Tríonóide
Youghal
Co. Cork
Agriscan

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International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) Participants

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At ISEF some 1800 students from over 420 affiliated science fairs in approximately 80 countries, regions and territories compete for a range of prizes. Since 2011, SciFest students have won a total of 12 major awards at ISEF.

Year Student Teacher School Project Title
2020 50813506667_f82b1ab9c1_c (1).jpg Caoimhín O'Leary Niamh Shannon Ardscoil na Mara, Tramore
Co. Waterford
An Image Analysis of Rehabilitating Patients' Exercises to Measure and Improve Recovery
2020 Conor ISEF crop.png Conor Casey Sarah Abbott Pobalscoil Inbhear Scéine
Kenmare
Co. Kerry
AMSIMP: Using Machine Learning to Improve Numerical Weather Prediction
2019 49132228223_5c7bd0cf4a_c.jpg Timothy McGrath Marieke O'Connor Community College Killorglin
Killorglin
Co. Kerry
An R&D Study on Using a Nutrient Treatment Biofilter to Combat Oceanic and Freshwater Dead Zones which Harnesses the Intrinsic Potential of Halophyte Species
2019 Alice ISEF crop.png Alice Shaughnessy Christina Kenny Calasanctius College
Oranmore
Co. Galway
Omnidirectional Magnetic Driving System
2018 SciFest 2018 Overall winner .jpg Adam Kelly Louise Sullivan Skerries Community College
Balbriggan St
Skerries
Co. Dublin
An Open Source Solution to Simulating Quantum Computers Using Hardware Acceleration
2017 38578184711_3c27574047_c (1).jpg Aaron Hannon Kevin Boyle St Muredachs College
Sligo Road
Ballina
Co. Mayo
Developing a Facial Care Device for People with Limited Hand Dexterity
2016 31188180701_0ce72c3b8d_c.jpg Caolann Brady Karen O'Callaghan St. Wolstan's Community School
Celbridge
Co. Kildare
Hum Your Way to Better Health
2015 SciFest 2015 Overall winner .jpg Louis Madden Sharon Magennis Largy College
Analore Road
Clones
Co. Monaghan
Bringing Genetics to the Masses: The Next Step in Genetic Research
2014 SciFest 2014 Overall winner .jpg Christopher Carragher Kathryn Higgins Our Lady’s Secondary School
Castleblayney
Co. Monaghan
An Electronic Device to Enhance Independent Living for those who Suffer Memory Loss
2013 Conor Foy ISEF crop.png Conor Foy Edel Farrell Coláiste Chiaráin
Croom
Limerick

To Design and Manufacture a Device to Improve the Timing among Crew in a Rowing Boat

2013 11086545875_1702e71923_w.jpg Paul Clarke Dr Brian Smyth

St Paul's College
Sybil Hill
Raheny
Dublin 5

A Polynomial Time Algorithm for the Undirected Hamiltonian Cycle Problem
2012 SciFest 2012 Overall winner .JPG Simon Bluett PJ McCormack CBS, James's Street
Kilkenny
Easyflick, Innovative, easy to use and safe circuit and lighting control for every house
2011 SciFest 2011 Overall winners .jpg Eoghan Flynn
Ruairi O’Neil
David King Blackwater Community School
Lismore
Co. Waterford
Polyfuel: A Novel Solution to Fuel Shortages and Disposal of ELPs

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Global Youth Science and Technology Bowl (GYSTB) Participants

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GYSTB is organised by The Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups. Since 2020, 11 SciFest National Finalists (8 projects) have participated, winning a total of 8 major awards and 3 honorable mentions between them.

Year Students Teacher School Project Title
2021 50812633898_bfc1876a6a_c (1).jpg Erinn Leavy
Sophie McCardle
John White St Vincent's Secondary School
Seatown Place
Dundalk
Co. Louth
An Analysis of Physiological and Running Metrics in 3 km Cross Country Running in Comparison to Track and Treadmill
2021 Giulia Baratta GYSTB cropped.png Giulia Baratta Hilary Rimbi

St Andrew's College
Booterstown Ave
Blackrock
Co. Dublin

Toxicological Investigation of Pesticides Using Paramecium as a Model Organism

2021 Conor ISEF crop.png Conor Casey Sarah Abbott Pobalscoil Inbhear Scéine
Kenmare
Co. Kerry

AMSIMP: Using Machine Learning to Improve Numerical Weather Prediction

2021 50813506667_f82b1ab9c1_c (1).jpg Caoimhín O'Leary Niamh Shannon Ardscoil na Mara
Tramore
Co. Waterford

An Image Analysis of Rehabilitating Patients' Exercises to Measure and Improve Recovery

2021 50812640368_078f8e1ef8_c.jpg Dara Newsome
Conor Bradshaw
David Hughes
Eimear Nolan Mercy Secondary School Mounthawk
Mounthawk
Tralee
Co. Kerry

Specs - An Adapted Spectacle System for Dementia Patients

2020 49132124218_f2d65c5fb0_c (2).jpg Ruth Madden Colette Smith Largy College
Analore Rd
Clones
Co. Monaghan

The Microplastic Filter - A Small Solution to a Global Problem

2020 49132228223_5c7bd0cf4a_c.jpg Timothy McGrath Marieke O'Connor Community College Killorglin
Killorglin
Co. Kerry

An R&D Study on Using a Nutrient Treatment Biofilter to Combat Oceanic and Freshwater Dead Zones which Harnesses the Intrinsic Potential of Halophyte Species

2020 49132806242_ef65a6f9c1_c (1).jpg Alice Shaughnessy Christina Kenny Calasanctius College
Oranmore
Co. Galway

Omnidirectional Magnetic Driving System

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International Environment & Sustainability Project Olympiad (INESPO) Participants

INESPO was an international environmental solutions STEM competition for second-level students. In 2015 it took place in Amsterdam and in 2016 in Utrecht. More than 50 countries participated each year and in the two years that SciFest students were involved they won a First Place Award and a Second Place Award.

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Year Students Teacher School Project Title
2016 Inespo 2016 cropped.png Lúc de Barra Lís Ní Chíobháin Coláiste Raithín
Bray
Co. Wicklow
An Investigation of the Potential of Pine Needles as a new Alternative Biodiesel Source
2015 Inespo 2015 Cropped.png

Ellen Fitzgerald
Aoife Dolan
Niamh Nyhan

Una Mayock Sacred Heart Secondary School
Clonakilty
Co. Cork

Non-integrated LED Bulb

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