Scifest is a local one-day science fair held in third-level colleges (DKIT) and open to all students in our school. The fair includes a competition and exhibition of projects, science talks and demonstrations in the laboratory and a prize-giving ceremony. The idea of the competition is to encourage a love of science through an inquiry and investigative approach to learning as well as providing an opportunity for students to display and talk about their findings.
Scifest is jointly funded by Intel and Discover Science and Engineering and a number of other partners. In each venue students compete for a number of awards; Intel Best Project Award, Abbott Runner-Up Best Project Award, BT Best Communicator Award and the Discover Sensors Award.
May 2012 Scifest
The following students participated at Scifest in the Dundalk Institute of Technology in May 2012; Louise Munster, Aine Kerrisk, Chloe Tracey, Elle Loughran, Aine Hoey, Niamh Corbally, Niamh McNally (all from 2nd Year) and Aisling Molloy (TY). Aisling Molloy TY was the winner of the Intel Best Project Award in the DKIT (May 2012).
October 2012 Scifest at Intel
Aisling Molloy from 5th Year is invited to exhibit at Intel, Leixlip on Friday 26th October 2012. Here one project will be selected to represent Ireland at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair which will take place in Phoenix, Arizona from May 12-17 2013. We would like to wish Aisling the very best of luck!