Watch the STEPS Young Engineers Award 2020 Virtual Ceremony in the video.
Arles National School, Co. Laois
Project – The Smart Windmill
Team – The Windtastic Windmills
Members - Rosie, Patrick, Beckie, Rian, Grace
Teacher – Eve Holohan
The ‘Windtastic Windmills’ developed their project around the idea of a ‘Smart Windmill’ that would heat water using green energy. They came up with their idea having noticed how much hard work their parents and local farmers have to do on livestock farms.
Their project would help farmers have quick access to hot water to generate heat for heat mats used by newborn piglets and for sterilisation of milking machines and bulk tanks. By creating an efficient and sustainable hot water system. The students said that the project “will give farmers more free time to sleep and spend with their families”.
Rosie, Patrick, Beckie, Rian, Grace with teacher Eve Holohan.
Bernard O’Shea, RTÉ funny man and Laois local, presented the winning team with their STEPS Young Engineers Award.
Grace from the Windtastic Windmills – Irish Times ‘Images of the Day’ May 20, 2021.
Kilcoe National School, Co. Cork
Project – The Sea Cleaners
Team – The Brain Blasters
Members – Cian, Fintan, Michael, James, Owen, Sam
Teacher – Liz Walsh
Team – The Amazing Engineers
Members - Conall, Clodagh, Patrick, Kitty, Miriam, Tiana
Teacher – Maire Griffin
Project – The Skoo Choo
Team – Super Scooterz
Members – Sarah, Fionn, Rónán, Daniel, James
Teacher – Cáitriona Uí Shúilleabháin
Project – Happy Fish 2.0
Team – The Famous Five
Members - Aine, Laoise, Erin, Tommy, Oisin
Teacher – Brian Cummins
Project – The Fishing Ledge
Team – The Mighty Inventors
Members – Fionnán and Gavin
Teacher – Julie-Ann McKiernan