Limerick students awarded EirGrid’s Cleaner Climate Prize at SciFest Regional Finals

Musa Njue and Cian Murphy from Coláiste Chiaráin, Croom, winners of the EirGrid Cleaner Climate Award, pictured with their teacher Edel Farrell, and CEO of SciFest, Shelia Porter.

Two students from Coláiste Chiaráin in Croom, Co. Limerick, took home the prestigious EirGrid Cleaner Climate Award following the impressive scientific research presented at the SciFest@Limerick STEM fair in TUS, Moylish recently. Hundreds of students from across Limerick, Clare and Tipperary came together with their second-level student peers to compete in the STEM fair showcasing projects on a range of topics from artificial intelligence and technology to renewable energy. Fourth-year students, Musa Njue and Cian Murphy impressed judges at the regional SciFest STEM fair held at Technological University of the Shannon in Limerick with their practical project focusing on finding the best insulation for housing in Ireland. Their project was selected from over 100 projects exhibited at the Moylish campus event.
SciFest@College is a programme of STEM fairs for second-level students, taking place in 16 regional colleges across Ireland. The SciFest programme is open to second-level students, with the aim of promoting STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths) education and providing a platform for students to present and display their scientific insights.
As a result of their success-ful project and award, Musa and Cian will go on to compete in the SciFest National Final which will take place later this year.