Gaelcholáiste Student Looks Forward To US Trip After Winning SciFest Award

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Grace Ni Ifearnáin who won a National Scifest award.

A GAELCHOLÁISTE Chiarraí student has won the Broadcom Masters International Award at SciFest for her project on Japanese knotweed.

Grace Ni Ifearnáin has now been selected by SciFest to represent Ireland at the Broadcom Masters International programme in Atlanta, Georgia, from May 8-13 2022.

Grace is currently in second year at the school and  has previously won the Best Project Award at the regional SciFest STEM fair in Munster Technological University Tralee in May which qualified her to participate in the SciFest National Final 2021 in November.

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At the final Grace was awarded an Excellence in STEM Award and went on to be one of a number of junior students who were selected by the judges to be considered for the Broadcom Masters Award.

The standard of the projects was exceptionally high and after much deliberation from the judges Grace was named the winner.

Her project was entitled ‘Nature Takes on Nature; Investigating the Effect of Juglone on Kapanese Knotweed’.

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