SciFest Regional Finals at Tralee It

Eoin O'Connell; best sustainable energy award (2) Seán Farndon, Aaron Duggan and Seán Myers who were awarded an honorary award for the headphones they designed Competitors at SciFest, Kerry Finals, Tralee I.T.On Thursday May 5th 2016, 22 students from St. Brendan’s competed in the Kerry regional finals of SciFest at Tralee I. T. The students exhibited exemplary projects displaying in-depth research and investigation as well as innovative entrepreneurial talent. The school submitted a total of 12 projects. These were selected following the results of St. Brendan’s in-house SciFest competition last March. The projects were based on a broad range of topics including brain injury, invasive species in Killarney National Park and internet safety. A number of projects involved the invention of a device including drift turbines, a revolutionary set of headphones, an eco-friendly sugar burner and a tracking device. 

The school won two awards at the event. Eoin O’Connell was awarded the Sustainable Energy award for his eco-friendly sugar burner. He may be selected to compete in the SciFest finals next November. Seán Farndon, Seán Myers and Aaron Duggan were awarded an honorary award for their invention of their revolutionary headphones.  

A big well done to all participants!



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