Secondary school students in Tipperary are being encouraged to enter a STEM focused competition, with the chance of winning the EirGrid Climate and Delivering a Cleaner Energy Future award.
With a number of students from Cistercian College, Roscrea scooping the award earlier this year, EirGrid and SciFest are urging Tipperary students to get creative again this academic year.
Earlier this year, Cistercian College students Dylan Cafferty, Dan O’Brien and James Miller won the award for their project, ‘Solar and wind power working together to charge my phone’, while Sam Walsh, Macdara Fitzpatrick and Barnwell Mulholland claimed the accolade with their project, ‘Steps towards Energy Efficiency at CCR (Cistercian College Roscrea)’.
Also impressing judges and claiming the honour with their project, ‘Investigating the viability of hydroelectricity in our school as a renewable source of energy’, were Robert Dunne and Harry Madden.
EirGrid, the operator and developer of Ireland’s electricity grid has partnered with SciFest to create the climate and energy focused award which will be presented to students who design a creative, innovative approach to utilising energy from clean resources.
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