SciFest National Champion 2023 | Clongowes Wood College

Posted: 4th December 2023

Jack Shannon SciFest National Champion 2023

Congratulations Jack Shannon (Rhetoric) SciFest National Champion 2023!

Jack will now represent Ireland at the prestigious 2024 Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) in Los Angeles.

Jack’s project looks at peatland restoration using remote sensing techniques.  As part of his project,  Jack investigated two distinct peatland sites to assess the effectiveness of various imaging analysis methods, including multispectral and LiDAR, to track restoration progress and degradation.  These methodologies supply regular and precise data, enhancing restoration planning and management. Minister for Education Norma Foley said that he demonstrated, “an exceptional level of ingenuity and scientific acumen”.

Sheila Porter, SciFest CEO said: “Your accomplishment is not just a testament to your individual brilliance and dedication, but also a shining example of how young minds like yours are crucial in shaping our understanding of the world and paving the way for future innovations.”

Well done Jack!

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