Scifest 2018

Well done to the twenty students from Magh Ene College who presented eight different projects at Scifest in the IT Sligo  on the 9th May.  Thanks also to their teacher Mrs Vallely and Ms Doran who accompanied the students to the competition. We are very proud of you all and the hard work you put into your projects! Congratulations to second year students Niamh Carolan and Emma Birney who won first place in the Junior Physical Sciences Category at Scifest today in the IT Sligo, with their project ‘The Attraction of Maglev Trains: A study into the thermo magnetic properties of negatively accelerating objects’. The girls also won the ‘Science Foundation Ireland Best Project’ Award and will now go on to compete in the national finals of the competition. The girls are pictured receiving both of their awards. Congratulations also to TY students Anne-Marie Roberts, Rachel Connolly and Rachel Moore who won the Maths in Science Award at Scifest. The girls’ project was entitled ‘An investigation of Autumn foraging activity of four species of Irish bat’. Rachel Moore and Anne Marie are pictured here with Dr Bill Crowe, IT Sligo and Dr. George Porter, Scifest.

The following is a list of the students and their projects: Niamh Carolan and Emma Birney (2nd Year, Junior Physical Sciences Category): The Attraction of Maglev Trains: A study into the thermo magnetic properties of negatively accelerating objects; Gearoid Sweeney, Shane Towey and Mason Collins (TY Intermediate Life Sciences): An investigation into the effect of different strategies on success rate in penalty kicks; Ceallach Mitchell and Jakub Napierski (TY Intermediate Life Sciences): A comparative study of different habitats in the Bundoran region; Rachel Moore, Anne Marie Roberts and Rachel Connolly (TY Intermediate Life Sciences): An investigation of Autumn foraging activity of four species of Irish bat; Chloe Menarry, Melissa McGowan and Eoin McGloin (TY Intermediate Life Sciences): Study of the effect of pet ownership on mental health in the North West of Ireland; Maria McLaughlin and Hannah McGagh (TY Intermediate Life Sciences): A comparative study between 4th class and 4th year (TY) to investigate the effects of different types of music on memorising capabilities; Anna Gavigan and Jamie-Lee Clancy (Senior Life Sciences): An Investigation into the Effect of Different Plant Extracts on the Action of Amylase on Starch Digestion; Oisin Carolan and Aaron Bradshaw (TY Intermediate Life Sciences): ( An Investigation into Biofeedback; Matthew Barry, Oisin Gallagher and Matthew McGeever (TY Intermediate Life Sciences): An investigation into what it means to be Irish.

32090079_1630108867058808_2794012032913899520_n 32104861_1630108750392153_7751267224442109952_n 32148216_1630108803725481_6222556688688349184_n 32154390_1630108970392131_8877722315937284096_n 32163328_1630108920392136_4198271583413862400_n 32163848_1630108797058815_3810237806664482816_n 32190861_1630108907058804_27785483467620352_n 32191520_1630108880392140_2135323483188494336_n 32202900_1630108973725464_7705612568194187264_n 32260560_1630108747058820_5116877986091499520_n