Sci-Fest and Young Scientist

Girls from both 5th year and 2nd year took part in the Sci Fest competition again this year.  Each group looked at various topics from a scientific perspective.

    •    Mehreen and Manuela looked at The Effect Of Music On An Athlete
    •    Safiya looked at Human Reaction Under Different Circumstances
    •    Monica, Denisa and Maria looked at Animal Testing
    •    Ciara, Sara and Pamela looked at The Effect Of Sound On The Healthy Growth Of Plants
    •    Holly looked at Homeopathic Care For Plants

Well done to all the girls who took part.  They did the school proud.  A special mention to Safiya Embashi who came runner up in her group.  This is the second year in a row where Safiya has come away with a prize – well done!


SciFest is a series of one day science fairs funded by Intel Ireland and Discover Science and Engineering as project partners and hosted nationwide by the Institutes of Technology and the University of Ulster.  

Dr Graham Love, Discover Science & Engineering Programme, Science Foundation Ireland said; “The increasing level of interest in science subjects at second level is very positive as this really is the path to a sustainable future.  SciFest allows students to become actively engaged in a hands-on manner and seeing the projects here today highlights the exceptional talent and skills of our future generation.”

DIT SciFest co-ordinator Dr Denis O’Shea said; “SciFest@DIT encourages students of varying abilities to develop an interest in science through the investigation of interests and activities from their everyday lives.  Students are given an opportunity to develop research skills such as problem solving, critical thinking, presentation and teamwork. While doing so they also are given an insight into the excellent facilities and courses available to them in Dublin Institute of Technology.”

Sheila Porter, SciFest Project Manager, said, “SciFest is a fun and exciting way to encourage an interest in science at school level, providing not only an occasion to celebrate achievement and a job well done but also an opportunity to encourage active and collaborative learning. The rapid increase in participation in the competition is a clear indication of the interest and enthusiasm among students and teachers in the investigative approach to teaching and learning science. I would like to thank all of our partners including Intel, Discover Science and Engineering, BT, Abbott Ireland, PharmaChemical Ireland, SEAI and all the Institutes of Technology.  Without their support, none of this would be possible.”