Limericks young scientists head to Dublin

Erica Cummins and Alannah Ryan from Shanagolden NS, Picture: Sean Curtin

Two Limerick schools will participate in the national final of the Intel Mini Scientist competition which will be held at the Helix venue in Dublin City University on Friday, February 2. The Limerick schools involved are Scoil An Spioraid Naoimh in Roxboro with their project: ‘Why Does The Colour Spectrum Go White?’ and Scoil Ide in Corbally with their project ‘RoboBall – Humans v Computer’.

The competition involves primary school students developing science-related projects that are exhibited at fairs in their own schools. Intel employees visit each school to judge the projects and select the winning projects which then qualify for the regional Finals. The competition is open to fourth, fifth and sixth class students. Almost 8,000 students are taking part in this year’s event.

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