Merck Announces Winners of School Science Competition Students from St Aloysius’ College in Carrigtwohill awarded top prize


Merck, a leading science and technology company, today announced that students from St Aloysius’ College in Carrigtwohill have won the company’s 2019 School Science Competition, now in its 15th year.

Aoife Morris and Tianha Williams, both from Midleton, each won the overall prize for their project, Developing an organic solar cell coating solution to mitigate fossil fuel usage by motor vehicles’.  The students offered alternatives to fossil fuel usage in cars by developing a solar cell coating that powers vehicles with solar energy.

“Merck’s School Science Competition is one of my favourite events of the year. As well as being a demonstration of the Cork site’s commitment to science education and promoting an interest in STEM subjects locally, it is a real energy boost for all of us involved,” said Martin McAuliffe, head of Operations at Merck’s Cork site. “I can’t speak highly enough of our colleagues on site who support this event and give generously of their time during the year to work with the schools and the students.”  

Read the full article inside the latest issue of Midleton & District News.

Photo credit: Adrian O’Herlihy.