Wednesday, 11 May 2016

Sci Fest Success on the Double for Villiers Students

Building on Daniel's terrific win in the Junior Competition, we are hugely proud of Sam Davern, Alannah Fox and Gabriel Seth who won won the LIT Technology category prize for their project ‘HEAD - Humanitarian Emergency Aid Device’ – a highly durable and portable medicines refrigeration unit using an ammunition box and integrated solar panel.

The event was hosted by LIT’s Department of Applied Science. SciFest is an all-inclusive, all-island science initiative which fosters active, collaborative and inquiry-based learning among second-level students. It involves second-level students showcasing science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) projects at a series of one day science fairs held locally in schools and regionally in the 14 Institutes of Technology, DCU and St. Mary’s College, Derry. SciFest is funded primarily by Science Foundation Ireland, Intel and Boston Scientific. The winners from each regional science fair go on to compete at a national final in November 2016.

Well done to all our students for all their research and endeavours for this event. It is truly inspiring to see such interest in the STEM subjects in Villiers.