Tipperary students to put their knowledge of science to the test at Waterford Institute of Technology

Sian Moloughney

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Sian Moloughney

Tipperary  students to put their knowledge of science to the test at Waterford Institute of Technology

WIT Arena

Tipperary post primary students  will be showing off their scientific knowledge at the regional SciFest STEM fair which will be taking place at Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) on 1 May.

Almost 130 projects have been entered with about 330 participants coming from 20 different post-primary schools in counties Waterford, Wexford, Kilkenny, Tipperary and Wicklow.

There are four projects from Tipperary: two from Comeragh College in Carrick-on-Suir, and two from the Presentation Secondary School in Clonmel.

An example of what Tipperary has to offer includes: To Investigate the Effects of Mobile Phone use on Academic Performance; Comeragh College, Carrick-on-Suir

Head Hz? To investigate the consequences of improper use of headphones and earphones; Presentation Secondary School, Clonmel

The winner of SciFest@WIT will be announced 1 May at 2pm at the WIT Arena and will go on to represent WIT at the SciFest national final in November. Awards presented at the national final include the opportunity to represent Ireland at the International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) 2019 in Phoenix, Arizona.