Dec 10, 2018

SciFest Poster Presentations at The Digital Hub – 14/12/18

Twenty-Two females from Dublin, Cork and Limerick participating in the Project Squad programme to present their projects at SciFest. 

Since September female secondary school students from Dublin, Cork and Limerick have been participating in a STEM programme called Project Squad in their respective counties.  Project Squad is run by Teen Turn, an organisation who aims to influence how girls identify with technology career environments through work placements and after school activities. In Dublin, Project Squad is run in partnership with The Digital Hub.


On 14th December the girls, along with their, teachers and mentors will gather at The Digital Hub’s Digital Exchange building to present their twelve technology and science projects at the SciFest event. The girls will also visit the head quarters of EIR, where they will receive a ‘Digital Futures’ presentation.


Projects at SciFest 


  • An investigation into the reading habits of teenagers and the development of app to encourage a ‘social media break’ in favour of a reading session
    • Mony Aramalla (St Mary’s Holy Faith Glasnevin)
  • HomeSpace – an evidence based online forum for families going through separation and divorce
    • Diana Hriscouescu (Larkin Community College, Dublin 1)
  • What resources do school staff need to improve the school going experience for students in temporary accommodation?
    • Dahab Sharaby (Presentation Warrenmount Secondary, Dublin 8)
  • The Insta-effect? A focus group study into the before and after affects of interacting with information presented on Instagram.
    • Ishrat Allybuxsh (Stanhope Secondary, Dublin 7)
  • An RFID tracker to scan items going in and out of a press to help the visually impaired.
    • Nicole Hyland & India O’Reilly (St Dominick’s Ballyfermot) BTYSE Qualified



  • An Investigation into The Connection Between Increasing Mental Health Issues in Young People and Social Media.
    • Jennifer Burns (North Presentation) & Divine Lenga (Ursuline)


Limerick (all students from Colaiste Nano Nagle)

  • Dark Patterns (Technology Category)
    • Emma Carey, Emma Graham & Caitlin O’Dwyer
  • Kill the weeds without killing the earth (Biology Category)
    • Dania Elgamuddi, Kumud Gogna & Meriem Redjem-Saad
  • Eco Case (Technology Category)
    • Leah Cosgrave, Nancy Ekhator & Nikoletta Kozma
  • Project Planet (Technology Category)
    • Hafza Abdiwali & Georgina Pantskhava BTYSE Qualified
  • Cookies for Rookies (Social Science Category)
    • Lauren Kelly, Abbey O’Keeffee & Buki Adejomehin BTYSE Qualified


The Judges include: Clea Zolotow, Distinguished Engineer & Master Inventor at IBM; Caitriona Farrell, Process Engineer at Intel, with a PhD Chemistry; and Fiach Mac Conghail, CEO at The Digital Hub. George Porter, CFO of SciFest will also be in attendance.

For further information on SciFest please see

For information on Teen Turn please see