Tipp’s climate-conscious student invited to compete
Tipperary secondary school students are encouraged to enter a STEM-focused competition, with the chance to win the EirGrid Climate and Delivering a Cleaner Energy Future award.
With a number of students from Cistercian College, Roscrea winning the award earlier this year, EirGrid and SciFest are urging Tipperary students to get creative again this academic year.
Earlier this year, Cistercian College students Dylan Cafferty, Dan O’Brien and James Miller won the award for their project, “Solar and Wind Power Work Together to Charge My Phone”, while Sam Walsh, Macdara Fitzpatrick and Barnwell Mulholland won the award with their project, ‘Steps to Energy Efficiency at CCR (Cistercian College Roscrea)’.
Robert Dunne and Harry Madden also impressed the judges and claimed the honor with their project, “Investigating the Viability of Hydroelectricity in Our School as a Renewable Energy Source”.
EirGrid, Ireland’s electricity grid operator and developer, has partnered with SciFest to create the climate and energy-focused prize which will be awarded to students who come up with a creative and innovative approach to using energy from own resources.
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Speaking about EirGrid’s involvement in the program, Errol Close, Head of Strategy and Sustainability at EirGrid, said, “Leading in sustainability and decarbonization is at the heart of our strategy. To achieve this, we must develop innovative solutions to allow electricity to play a key role in the decarbonization of our daily lives. That’s why EirGrid is proud to partner with SciFest for this award, to give high school students a chance to showcase their ambitious, solution-focused ideas for tackling climate change.
He added: “EirGrid is working to safely transition Ireland’s electricity system to one built around low-carbon renewables, to create a better future for all. We look forward to growing this partnership and continuing to support young people to engage in STEM subjects and develop the critical skills that will be needed to support the transition to a cleaner energy future.
Welcoming the renewed partnership, SciFest CEO Sheila Porter said: “The EirGrid Climate and Delivering a Cleaner Energy Future Award serves to educate our young people about the need for climate action and will encourage them to become ambassadors. of change on the most important issues facing the world today. We are grateful to EirGrid for their continued support and look forward to working with them again in the new academic year.
For more information on EirGrid’s role in delivering a cleaner energy future, visit eirgrid.ie or to find out more about SciFest fairs, visit scifest.ie