COVID-19 did not hamper our budding scientists’ plans to present their research at this year’s Scifest@College event at AIT. 19 students participated in this year’s competition which saw the event take place online. Our students were proud to receive their certificates this week from Principal, Mr Casey and he commended each of the girls for their hard work and dedication to their research in very difficult circumstances. Congratulations to Marina Cabellero, Clare Reidy and Ciara Fallon who were Major Award Winners. Marina received the Boston Scientific Medical Devices Award for her project “Ultrasonic Assistant”. Ciara also received the Boston Scientific Medical Devices Award and the Junior Innovation Award for her project “Music is My First Love and Music is my Last”. Clare received the Maths in Science Award for her research into “The Maths of Epidemics”. Nirmitha Premnath took 1st place in the Individual Intermediate Technology category with “Allergy Alert”. While Lorraine Moran and Anna Harney took 1st place in the Group Junior Technology category with their “Investigation into loam energy as a potential renewable energy source”. Thank you to teacher and mentor Ms Greaney and to Sheila Porter and the Scifest team for facilitating this competition, highlighting the possibilities that come through STEM.