Students and Teachers - Are you planning your Scifest@College project? Why not consider sustainable energy as a topic? See our useful guide here.

SEAI are delighted once again to sponsor the Sustainable Energy Award at Scifest events during 2017. See below for a list of all winners from Scifest 2016. Congratulations to all students and teachers!

National winners 2016

National Winners of SEAI Sustainable Energy Award

Winning project: Caonach Cliste - Saving energy by using rainwater in the home

Student & School: Ciara Mac Carthy and Claire Lemass, Our Lady's Bower, Athlone

Teachers: Ciaran Mac Carthy

Pictured are Ciara and Claire with their winning project which is an environmentally friendly, sustainable, water filtration system. Rainwater iss collected from the gutters and diverted into a storage tank. The water is pumped through the Sphagnum Moss Filter using a solar panel to power the pump and is suitable for use in the home.

Ciara and Claire will represent Ireland at the INESPO international competition for environmental projects by school students around the world. Good luck to the students and their teacher.

Scifest at DKIT

Winning project: Are everyday household items a suitable alternative to cooler blankets for horses?

Students & School: Lucy McManus & Annie McGinn, St Vincent's Secondary School, Dundalk, Co Louth

Teacher: John White

DKIT winners 2016

Scifest at Sligo IT

Winning project: What is the best insulator?

Students: Lisa O'Rourke & Cora Sharkey, Castlerea Community School, Co Roscommon

Teacher: Joan Farrell

Scifest at Athlone IT

Winning project: Caonach Cliste - Saving energy by using rainwater in the home

Students & School: Ciara Mac Carthy and Claire Lemass, Our Lady's Bower, Athlone

Teacher: Ciaran Mac Carthy

Scifest at Carlow IT

Winning project: Small Scale Renewable Electricity

Students& School: Nathan Muldoon, St Farnan's Post Primary School, Prosperous, Co. Kildare

Teacher: Helen Reddington

Scifest at Galway-Mayo IT

Winning project: Recycled sound proofing

Students& School: Louis Hannon & Liam de Faoite, St. Gerald's College, Castlebar, Co. Mayo

Teacher: Joe Daly


Scifest at Limerick IT

Winning project: The Internet of Green Things" - Monitoring greenhouse growing conditions remotely over the Internet.

Students & School: Liam Mulcahy & Neil Heffernan, Arscoil Ris, North Cicular Road, Limerick

Teacher: Diane Condon

Scifest at Tralee IT

Winning project: Sugar Energy

Students & School: Eoin O'connell, Coláiste Bhréanainn, Chill Airne, Co. Chiarraí

Teacher: Marian O'Gorman

Scifest at Cork IT

Winning project: Alternative energy sources for cars

Students & School: Briget Doyle, Christ King Girls Secondary School, St. Mary's Road, Cork

Teacher: Marlynne Headworth

Scifest at DCU

Winning project: The Potential Use of Gorse as a Biofuel

Students & School: Kelianne Coughlan & Róisín O'Neill, Coláiste Chraobh Abhann, Creowen, Kilcoole, Co Wicklow

Teacher: Patricia Kelly

Scifest at IT Blanchardstown

Winning project: To find the coal type that is most efficient and environmentally friendly

Students & School: Adam O'Dea, Ashbourne Community School, Deerpark, Ashbourne, Co Meath

Teacher: Beulah McManus

Scifest at IT Tallaght

Winning project: An Investigation of Metals' Potential to Produce Energy in a Salt Water Generator

Students & School: Tom Armstron, The Kings Hospital, Palmerstown, Dublin 20

Teacher: Ciaran O'Connor

Scifest at Waterford IT

Winning project: D.C. Water Producing Solar Powered Backpack

Students & School: Craig McAuliffe, Darragh Quinn & Cian Kehoe, De La Salle College, Newtown, Waterford

Teacher: Mary McDonagh

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