Mary Immaculate Secondary School

Self Help Africa ‘Science for Development Award’ showcase event

25-September-20
Self Help Africa ‘Science for Development Award’ showcase event

In February 2020 two students from Mary Immaculate Secondary School were invited to attend the Self Help Africa ‘Science for Development Award’ showcase event, which was to take place on Wednesday 11th of March. They were Alice Davoren and Emily Cullinan with their project entitled “The grey area of greywater”. The event was to be hosted by Irish Aid at The Department of Foreign Affairs, Iveagh House on St Stephens Green, Dublin 2. However due to Covid 19 it had to be postponed.

Self Help Africa’s Development Education team run this annual showcase event to champion the great work conducted by students and their teachers. The ‘Science for Development’ showcase follows up on the great work that was done by many of the project teams during the BT Young Scientists’ event each year. All of the invited projects have a focus and relevance to solving development challenges faced across the globe. The students have an opportunity to engage with SHA programme staff, invited guest speakers from other organisations, NGOs and of course, their peers.

This year it was decided to hold an online version of the Self Help Africa ‘Science for Development Award’ showcase event. This was held on Wednesday 23 September. The students took part using Zoom. There were a number of speakers and the students who were invited to take park showed a video on their project as well as answering any questions on their research. The two girls did Mary Immaculate proud.

Alice and Emily will also be taking part in the finals of SciFest, which will be held online in November. Well done girls

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