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Great success for Mary Immaculate students at SciFest@college

16-July-21
Great success for Mary Immaculate students at SciFest@college

This year the SciFest@college competition was held online. The students submitted their written project and a short video for the judges to examine. Students entered five projects from Mary Immaculate Secondary School. Four of the projects were mentored by Mr. Sims and one by Ms. Cusack.

The students won a total of six awards at this year’s SciFest@college. This was a great achievement as they were only first and second year students.

Darragh Carter, Darragh Lambe and Nigel Kelly, three second year students entered their first project in the SciFest competition. They won two awards at SciFest@GMIT. They won the Irish Science Teachers' Association Award and third place in the Junior Life Sciences category. They were mentored by Ms. Cusack.

Their project which was entitled “Is age a factor in following good personal COVID-19 etiquette?” involved creating a survey which was distributed online for all age groups to participate in. The data was collected using Surveymonkey. Their results found that age was a factor in following good personal COVID-19 etiquette, particularly when it came to social distancing and the data showed that those over 66 years of age practiced greater social distancing compared to younger age groups.

Ella Mooney, a first year student also won two awards with her project at Scifest@LIT Moylist. She won the Environmental Award and was also awarded first place in the Junior Life Sciences category.

Ella’s project was entitled "Does the level of nutrients in seawater affect the abundance of Ulva lactuca". Here she looked at the relationship between the level of various nutrients and salinity and the abundance of Ulva lactuca. She found that there was a relationship between the abundance of Ulva lactuca and certain water nutrients, but not all of them.

Ciara McDonnell entered a project entitled "House searching by hermit crabs" In this project Ciara was looking to see if the choice of shell by hermit crabs is related to shell size and their size and shell availability. Ciara was awarded second place in the Junior Life Sciences category.

Fionn Rush entered a project entitled "Does the availability of food affect the movement of periwinkles (Littorina littorea)". In this project he investigated if the availability of food influenced where periwinkles moved. Fionn was awarded third place in the Junior Life Sciences category.

This was a very successful year for students who entered projects in science competitions as every one of the students won at least one award for their work. Well done to all of you and their mentors.

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