Limerick student geniuses have won the grand prize of the Intel Mini Scientists with their original robotics game.
Limerick Students received the grand crown as winners of the Intel Mini Scientists
Four young Limerick students have gotten their hands on the winning top prize at a national science competition with an original robotics game they programmed completely by themselves.
Students of Scoil Ide, Corbally, Ben Sheehan, Eva Donnelly, Conor Mulcahy and Cian Mulcahy, were announced the winners of the Intel Mini Scientist Grand Final for their original game RoboBall – Humans v Computer.
The Intel Mini Scientist gives primary school students from 4th, 5th and 6th class, the chance to explore the various areas of science.
The projects were presented at the Helix to a panel of expert judges who had the challenge of choosing the winning projects.
Richard Bruton, The Minister of Education, awarded the students with the top prize, said it was fantastic to see such energy and passion for the STEM subjects.
Bruton told the Limerick Leader “We are living in a world that is being transformed by digital technology and it’s crucial that our education system responds. I’d like to congratulate all the students, teachers and of course parents who worked on all the projects who partook in the program.”
The vice president of the technology group at Intel Noel Murphy also was on hand to present awards to the students.
”What we at Intel love about this competition is you start with your own class, your own teacher, your friends,” he said.
“That’s really science, working with your friends, looking at the world around you and trying to understand a little more about how that world works.”
Scoil Ide will receive a grant of €1000 from Intel as part of the grand prize for the overall winning project
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