Scoil Áine pupils recognised at STEPS Young Engineers Awards
LOCAL girls from third class at Scoil Áine, Clondalkin have been recognized in the 2022 STEPS Young Engineers Awards among nearly 500 entries, reports Lauren Castleman.
The Young Engineers Awards aims to empower third and fourth classes to explore engineering through the development of their own project to improve their local community.
The girls at Scoil Áine worked in groups, creating five different engineering projects focused on protecting the environment.
Students began by creating and annotating a design. Then, they created a prototype using all recycled materials.
With their prototypes created, the students presented their projects in December to an engineering judge via Zoom.
Two of Scoil Áine’s projects claimed a coveted spot as one of the six finalists picked of almost 500 entries nationwide.
The Plant Protectors’ engineering team were Highly Commended for their ‘Empower your Flowers’ project, while The Recyclables engineering team earned the honour of Runners-Up for their ‘The Recycling Future Now’ project.
Together, the girls from Scoil Áine secured the incredible achievement of second and third place nationwide.
The STEPS Young Engineers Online Awards Ceremony was held on May 25.