September 28, 2021

Eureka! Two Wicklow schools make it to Intel Mini Scientist competition

Two Wicklow schools are among 16 from Leinster which have been selected to go forward to the final of the Intel Mini Scientist competition which will take place in January at Maynooth University.

The competition gives young students the chance to explore science through project based learning and exhibitions and this year  Wicklow will be represent by pupils from St. Mary’s and St Gerard’s National Schoool in  Enniskerry, and Scoil Bhride, Kilbride.

The first phase of the competition involves students participating at exhibitions in their own schools which are visited by Intel employees who judge the first round of exhibitions and select from each school a winning project to go forward to a regional final.

Regional finals were held at various locations recently including the Leinster  final at the TU Dublin Blanchardstown campus which brought together over 200 students from 72 different schools in Wicklow, Kildare, Dublin, Laois, Meath, Westmeath, Kilkenny, Wexford, Louth and Monaghan.

The 2019 Intel Mini Scientist competition saw more than 7,200 students from 105 schools in 18 counties across Ireland taking part.

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