Second year science students will represent Nenagh College at the regional Scifest competition in LIT Thurles on Thursday 30th April.
Two groups from each of the three second year science classes qualified for a place at the finals – from Ms. Ni Chofaigh’s class: Daragh O’Brien, Jack Stapleton, Michael Ryan, Alanis Walsh and Sarah O’Connor, from Ms. Dempsey’s class: Rachel Collins, Fiona Cleary-Clarke, Eva Clarke, Darragh Geaney and David Brady, and from Ms. Dillon’s class: Victoria Mulqueen, Chloe Kenneally, Natasha Norton, Chloe Madden and Cailin McDonnell
Students investigated a wide variety of subjects including natural dyes in plants, the efficiency of microwave popcorn, turning milk into plastic and how the brain memorises numbers. The six projects selected to represent Nenagh are: The effect of music on heart rate and blood pressure, Which cheese grows mould faster?, What washing powder works the best?, Home-made beauty, Bubble-ology and Cabbage Chemistry.
We wish them all the very best of luck.