4th In the World At Intel International Science & Engineering Fair

Young Scientists

Caoimhe Cronin and Shauna Murphy, 2nd Years from St. Mary’s Secondary School, who came 4th in the world in the Physical Sciences Chemistry category of the Intel International Science & Engineering Fair held in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania last week. The girls presented their project on “Measurement of Radon Emanation and its correlation with indoor Radon Levels in some areas in Mallow.

Caoimhe and Shauna were accompanied by their teacher, Mr. Martin Timmons, Paula Russell and a small group of family.  They spent the week in Pittsburgh where around 1,700 students from over 75 countries competed at Intel ISEF for a prize fund totalling $4million. Their reward for their hard work and efforts has won them a prize of $1500 and a special award from the American Chemistry Association.