Since October, 4th, 5th and 6ht classes across Ireland have been immersed in the world of science and the opportunity to showcase their new ideas by taking part in the annual Intel Mini Scientist competition.
The programme gives young minds the chance to piece together a project related to an area of science or technology that interests them. The programme comprises of three phases. The first phase involves students participating at exhibitions hosted at their own schools, where Intel employees visit the schools and act as judges.
These winning projects are then invited to the regional final, which will further progress to the Grand Final which will be hosted in early 2019.
The regional final hosted at ITB, invited over 250 students, from over 90 different schools to take part.
2018 has been one of the biggest years for the Mini Scientist Programme, being hosted across all three Intel sites (Leilxip, Cork and Shannon). With more than 7,000 students taking part across various counties in Ireland.
At the Leinster Regional Final, all students had the opportunity to showcase their projects for a panel of Intel employees who acted as judges for the event. Employees visited each project and then had the difficult decision of choosing the winning projects.
The effort from all students was outstanding, who had to piece together a visual display, workbook, project and then give a short presentation on their work.
The room was filled with ground-breaking projects, showing the developments in both science and technology. The 15 winning projects, who were presented with prizes by Director of Public Affairs at Intel Ireland, Hugh Hardiman, were;
|Straffan National School||What is the immune system|
|St. Mary’s & St. Gerards National School||Food Waste produced in lunch Boxes|
|Maynooth Education together||Floatation|
|Scoil Mhuire Fatima||Moo Moo Mower|
|St. Claires Primary School||Hydrolics|
|Rathbane National School||Gaming effects on concentration|
|St Nicolas||Todays Bread today – what about bold mould|
|St Josephs BNS||School Towels|
|Faughart Communtiy National School||Hydrolic Bridge|
|St Mochtas National School||Salt Water Filtering|
|Kildalkey National School||Does spatter Matter?|
|Lusk Senior NS St Maccullins||Cells|
|SN Colmcill Naofa||Home made Bird Feeders|
|Kilbride National School||Are you eating Plastic for Dinner|
|Scoil Phadraig||Is fortnite addictive?|
|Sciol Aine Naofa||Thermistor circuit|
|St. anthonys NS||Earthquakes|
|Dromleigh NS||Can Algae save the world|
Hugh Hardiman added, “The Mini Scientist programme is an exciting opportunity for students to exhibit their passion in science and technology. This year was a huge success and we cannot to see the innovative work students will present at our Grand Final in 2019.
Visit www.intel.ie/miniscientist for information about the program.
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