Multiple Prize-Winners at SciFest 2018


AIT was a hive of activity on Wednesday last for the annual SciFest exhibition and competitions. With 16 different team entries and over 45 students, Marist had a very strong representation.

This highlights the interest and work being done in the whole area of STEM within the school. We were fortunate to be amongst the prize-winners in various categories. 2nd year student Darragh Elliott won the Boston Scientific sponsored, Junior Individual Life Science Award for his entry ‘An Aid for Amblyopia’, Darragh received special commendation from the judges for the level of his research.

The Chemistry Award which was sponsored by BioPharma Chem was won by TY students Nataniel O’Neill. Charlie O’Connor and Eoghan McCabe, their project was based on Water Purification.

The overall Sports Science Award was also won by Marist students, sponsored by Athlone IT, Jack Norton, Michael Butler and Ciaran Quinn received their award for their project based on the effects of shoe design on athletic performance.

Many thanks to AIT and Shelia Porter of SciFest for organising and hosting the event. It was great to see past pupil and former SciFest participant Robbie Benson officially open the competition.

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