Navan school students in running for national Scifest award....but they need your votes!

A project created by two fifth year students at St Joseph's Navan Mercy looking at the effect of the Menstrual Cycle on Participation and Performance During Physical Education in Schools and Clubs is in contention for a National Scifest Award next week.

Mia Galligan and Mya Doocey created a project titled P.E-riod which featured in the BT Young Scientist Expo and won a Highly Commended award.

The students also took part in Scifest regional final before summer and won the overall best project award.

"We are now through to the Scifest National Final which is taking place next Friday (24th November) Marino College," explains Mia.

"We have been working hard the last few months and we are looking forward to it. With the winning prize being an all expenses paid trip to Los Angles to represent Ireland at the Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF).

"We have entered into the Stem outreach video competition. This competition is awarded by voting of the public. Every vote we get it’s greatly appreciated. Voting is taking place from Thursday the 16th to Thursday the 23rd. It is possible to vote once a day for the 7 days."

You can click here and vote for the girls' project...