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Event: CIT hosts SciFest 2011

Friday, 08 April 2011

CIT hosts SciFest 2011

Dr Barry O'Connor, Registrar  & Vice President for Academic Affairs CIT; Cllr Kevin Murphy, Cork County Mayor; Cllr Catherine Clancy, Cork City Deputy Lord Mayor; Dr Brendan Murphy, President, CIT; and Dr Hugh McGlynn, Head of School, Science & Infomatics, CIT;

Download SciFest 2011 Schedule of Events


On Friday, 8th April, SciFest, a one-day festival of science was held in the Nexus of the Cork Institute of Technology.

“TB or not TB”, “Can you wash your clothes in space”, just some of the project ideas that were presented at SciFest 2011. This year’s event showcased 100 projects by 250 second-level school students ranging from 1st Year to 5th Year students and from 17 schools across Cork City and County. The event was opened by the newly appointed Minister for Research & Innovation, Mr Seán Sherlock TD.

The SciFest Fair included:

  • A competition
  • An exhibition of projects
  • A selection of science talks (open to the public) and a science show
  • Prize-Giving ceremony

SciFest is a national festival of science organised regionally in collaboration with the Institutes of Technology and is open to all second-level students. The SciFest initiative is jointly funded by Intel and Discover Science and Engineering as project partners.
 

Lauren Deasy and Elanna Murphy O'Dwyer, Scoil Mhuire, Sidney Hill; inside the Space Dome. Lauren Deasy and Elanna Murphy O'Dwyer, Scoil Mhuire, Sidney Hill; inside the Space Dome.
Emily Breslin, Pobalscoil na Trionoide, Youghal; at SciFest 2011 at CIT, with her project to develop a biomass fuel-briquette compactor from unserviceable engine blocks for use in the developing world. Emily Breslin, Pobalscoil na Trionoide, Youghal; at SciFest 2011 at CIT, with her project to develop a biomass fuel-briquette compactor from unserviceable engine blocks for use in the developing world.
Kelly Fitzgerald and Lorraine O'Leary, Regina Mundi College, Douglas; with their project which investigated the effect of different brands of washing-up liquid on the quantity of DNA recovered in an extraction at SciFest 2011 Kelly Fitzgerald and Lorraine O'Leary, Regina Mundi College, Douglas; with their project which investigated the effect of different brands of washing-up liquid on the quantity of DNA recovered in an extraction at SciFest 2011
 

 

 

For further information contact:
Dr Hugh McGlynn,
Head of School of Science & Informatics.
E: hugh.mcglynn@cit.ie


 

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