Cork students win EirGrid climate award

Two Cork students have won the EirGrid Climate and Delivering a Cleaner Energy Future Award with a climate and habitat impact-focused project.

Presentation Secondary School Ballyphehane students, Katie and Shauna won the award after presenting their project: ‘Climate change on habitats is not a myth’ at the school’s SciFest STEM Fair recently.

EirGrid, the operator and developer of Ireland’s electricity grid has partnered with SciFest to create the climate and energy focused award for its SciFest@School programme.

Speaking about EirGrid’s involvement in the nationwide programme, Errol Close, Head of Strategy and Sustainability with EirGrid said: “My congratulations to Katie and Shauna on winning the EirGrid Climate and Delivering a Cleaner Energy Future award and to all at Presentation Secondary School Ballyphehane on a successful SciFest STEM Fair. Encouraging female participation in STEM subjects is a key focus area for EirGrid, and we are delighted to see talented students like Katie and Shauna bringing their great project ideas to life.”


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