Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Dr. Gabriella Farries, a research scientist from UCD, visited the TY Science class today.  Dr. Farries gave a very interesting presentation on 'How do genes help some horses run faster than others'.  Thanks to Ms. Higgins who organised this visit.

Friday, January 27, 2017

Forensic Science lecturer visits LC Chemistry class

Dr. Fiona McArdle from the Forensic Science Department in the IT Sligo, spoke to the LC Chemistry class in Magh Ene College today regarding course options in IT Sligo and careers in science.

Spectroscopy in a Suitcase

Dr. Sarah Hayes, University of Limerick, visited the Leaving Certificate Chemistry class in Magh Ene College today as part of the Spectroscopy in a Suitcase programme. The students had the opportunity to work with instrumentation such as UV and IR spectrometers.

Sunday, January 15, 2017

BT Young Scientist 2017

Please find below the posters from this year's BT Young Scientists in Magh Ene College:

First Year Tour to BT Young Scientist

A great day was had by the first year students from Magh Ene College who visited the BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition in the RDS on Friday 13th January. The students visited the different project stands as well as visiting the displays in the EcoZone and the World of Science & Technology. We hope that these budding scientists have gained lots of inspiration for their own projects in the future. Thanks also to Ms. Donnelly, Ms. Meehan, Ms. Patton and Ms. Smith who accompanied the students.

BT Young Scientist 2017

Magh Ene College was very well represented at the 2017 BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition in the RDS last week from Wednesday 11th – Saturday 14th January.  Nine Transition Year students from the college presented four different projects at the competition.  This was the greatest number of projects from a single school in County Donegal.  The students were accompanied by their teacher Ms. Higgins. The names of the students and their projects are as follows:
  • Tara Dolan and Chloe Kilkenny: ‘A Survey of Parental Attitudes in the North-West towards the HPV Vaccine’. The students received a Highly Commended Award for their project.
  • Caol├ín Clancy, Rachel Currid and Jamie-Lee Clancy: ‘A Case-study into Public Awareness of Microbeads in Personal Care Products’.
  • Aine Dillon, Niamh Creevy and Katie Curran: ‘An Investigation into the Effects of Trampling on Ground-dwelling Insects in a Sand Dune Ecosystem in Co. Donegal’.
  • Conor Herity: ‘An investigation into developing a more efficient method of drying woodchip for use in boilers’
Conor Herity who represented Magh Ene College in the Chemical, Physical and Mathematical Category at the BT Young Scientist Exhibition with one of his Judges, Dr. Aoibhinn Ni Shuilleabhain.

Tara Dolan and Chloe Kilkenny with their project on Parental Views towards the HPV vaccine which was Highly Commended at the BT Young Scientist Exhibition

Transition Year students Aine Dillon, Katie Curran and Niamh Creevy with their teacher Ms. Higgins at their project stand at the BT Young Scientist Exhibition.

Transition Year students Jamie Lee Clancy, Caolan  Clancy and Rachel Currid with their teacher Ms. Higgins at their project stand at the BT Young Scientist Exhibition last week.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Coillte Guest Speaker

As part of the celebrations for Science Week, Kieran Moloney from Coillte visited the TY classes today to give what proved to be a very informative and interesting talk on the work of Coillte. Thanks to Kieran for taking the time out from his busy schedule to visit Magh Ene College. This visit was organised by Ms. Higgins.

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Science Week 2016 commences tomorrow Sunday, 13th November. This will be celebrated next week in Magh Ene College with a variety of events including guest speakers, poster competitions, students taking part in the Irish Science Teachers' Association senior Science Quiz and daily Science questions at Tutor class. These will also be posted on this account each day next week to allow all at home to get involved in the celebrations! A full programme of events will also run in the IT Sligo for the duration of the week - these free events are open to all members of the public. http://www.science.ie/events/festivals/SligoFestival