The Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF), a program of Society for Science & the Public, is the world’s largest international pre-college science competition.
Team Ireland excel in category awards. Aaron Hannon won a 1st place in his category, Embedded Systems, at ISEF in Pittsburgh. He got a cash prize and an asteroid named after him. Aaron Hannon, designed and developed a shaving device for people with limited hand dexterity, winning the 2017 SciFest National Final. Originally a student of St Muredach’s College, Ballina, Co. Mayo, Aaron is currently studying Engineering at Trinity College Dublin.
Fionn Ferreira, from Ballydehob in Co. Cork, a student of Schull Community College and winner of the Intel Prize at the BT Young Scientist, won 2nd place in his category with his project which developed a completely new method for the extraction of microplastics from water.
Niamh Ann Kelly, a student at Our Lady’s College in Greenhills, Drogheda, who is the 'Sentinus Young Innovator 2017’ won 3rd place in her category for her project ‘The Antimicrobial Potential of Tree Bark Extracts’.