12 November 2015 No Comments by The Northern Standard

By Cianna McNally

For the second year in a row, a Monaghan student has taken the top prize at the national SciFest competition.

Louis Madden, who is a fifth year student in Largy College, Clones, and son of Irene Dunwoody and Paul Madden, wowed the judges on Friday last with his project ‘Bringing Genetics to the Masses, The Next Step in Genetic Research,’ which was based upon successfully conducting genetic testing using apparatus he built himself. Such commercially available equipment normally costs in the region of €10,000 to €20,000 but Louis impressively built his equipment using new and recycled components for €150.

Earlier this year Louis finished in the top three in Europe, the Middle East and Africa in the Pure Sciences section of the global Google Science Fair 2015. He will now receive further international acclaim as his success has secured an all-expenses trip to Phoenix, Arizona, USA, to the prestigious Intel International ….



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