SciFest 2019

A big well done to the lads who participated at this year’s SciFest competition at GMIT. We had 13 projects entered, the second highest of all Connacht schools, and tasted success when second year student Liam Murphy won the Institute of Physics award as best Physics project

  • An Investigation Of The Factors Affecting Hydrogen Yield In Electrolysis

All in all it was a great experience for all the lads. Our full list participating projects was:

  • What is Quantum Physics and How Much Do People Understand It? Ron Degani
  • To investigate the impact of different types of hurls on sliotar distance…Mark Bradley, Mark Kearns and Sean Stafford 
  • We make poor ear witnesses. How our poor hearing perception makes us unreliable when trying to identify voices. .Mircea Tabalae, Cathal Forde and Russel McPherson
  • Is our support inherited: a statistical analysis into the factors pertaining to which team we support and how it can impact on our mental health…Cathal O’Grady Corcoran
  • Does barefoot running give you the edge?…Jesse Ezeogu, Favour Odion, Hedris Ofili
  • Dip or dunk what biscuit is most durable for tea…Alex Coveney and Matthew Lukyanov
  • To show the effect of macrofauna on leaf litter fragmentation…Dan Carey
  • Could the megalodon still exist today?…Sean McDarby and Michael Jiminez
  • Should a mobile phone just be called a mobile? What are teenagers using their phones for?…Jan Macatangay 
  • How soon before the effect: an analysis of energy drink effectiveness. .Nathan McNeela, Nabil Latidoye, Rhys Plower
  • Is the Duracell Bunny pulling the wool over our eyes…Conor Croke, Alex Pitman