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Saturday 17 November 2018

Wonderful and weird exhibits at 10th SciFest

Gavin Bowen O’Connor (13) from Castleknock College with his project, ‘The Effects of Music on the Brain’. Picture: Andres Poveda
Gavin Bowen O’Connor (13) from Castleknock College with his project, ‘The Effects of Music on the Brain’. Picture: Andres Poveda
Claire Murphy

Claire Murphy

Students exhibited their weird and wonderful science projects at the 10th SciFest at the Institute of Technology.

Gavin Bowen O'Connor (13), a student of Castleknock College, Dublin, was one of 180 students to exhibit, with his project 'The Effects of Music on the Brain'.

The top prize at SciFest@ITB went to Adam Kelly, from Skerries Community College, for his project 'An Open Source Solution to GPU Accelerated Quantum Computer Simulation'.

CEO Sheila Porter said 10,000 students exhibited their projects in local and regional Stem (science, technology, engineering and maths) fairs across the country. "SciFest gives students an excellent opportunity to develop their interest in Stem and inquiry-based approaches to learning, while developing their creative and problem-solving skills and learning to work in a team."

Irish Independent

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