Ciara Judge

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Ciara Judge
Born1997 (age 21–22)
ResidenceKinsale, County Cork, Republic of Ireland
NationalityIrish
Known forCombating the global food crisis: Diazotroph Bacteria as a Cereal Crop Growth Promoter[1][2]
AwardsGrand Prizewinner in Google Science Fair (2014)[3][4][5][6][6][7][8]

Joint Top Result in Irish State Examinations taken by over 60,000 15 & 16 years olds across Ireland in 2013[9][10]

1st Place Winner in 25th EU Young Scientist of the Year (2013)[11]

BT Young Scientist of the Year (2013)[12][13]

Ciara Judge is Irish scientist from Kinsale, County Cork[14][15] and a public speaker.[16] She was the winner of the 42nd BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition in 2013 at the age of fifteen with two others: Emer Hickey, Sophie Healy-Thow.[17][18][19] She also won a First place Award in the European Union Contest for Young Scientists 2013.[20] In 2014, she jointly with her 2 friends won the grand prize in Google Science Fair[21][22][23][24][25][26][27] Ciara was also listed as one of the 25 most influential teens in Time for the year 2014 as a result of her innovation.[28][29][30][31][32]

The innovation[edit]

At the time of her win, Judge was a second-year student at Kinsale Community School in Kinsale.[33][34] Their project involved a statistical investigation of the effects of Diazotroph bacteria on plant germination.[35][36][37] They investigated how the bacteria could be used to fight world hunger.[38][39] Their project aims to provide a solution to low crop yields by pairing a nitrogen-fixing bacteria in the soil with cereal crops. They found their test crops germinated in half the time and had a drymass yield up to 74 percent greater than usual.[40][41][41][42][43][44]

Activities[edit]

Ciara is a founding member and former member of the Irish Digital Youth Council.[45][46] She sometimes writes as a guest columnist in Ireland's technology website (siliconrepublic.com).[47][48][49] She was honoured for her interest in STEM (Science Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) and awarded as top role model.[50][51] She was the speaker in Excited Digital Learning Conference at Dublin Castle, Ireland (June 2014).[52] In September 2014 Ciara was also a keynote speaker at the Irish Digital Forum in Dublin[53]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Combating the global food crisis: Diazotroph Bacteria as a Cereal Crop Growth Promoter". Google Science Fair. Retrieved 31 January 2015.
  2. ^ "Kinsale girls might change the world". The Cork News. 10 October 2014. Archived from the original on 2 October 2014. Retrieved 31 January 2015.
  3. ^ "2014 Google Science Fair winners". CBC News. 23 September 2014. Retrieved 31 January 2015.
  4. ^ "Three Cork teenagers win Google's grand prize for science". 23 September 2014. Retrieved 31 January 2015.
  5. ^ "And The Grand Prize Winners of the Google Science Fair 2014 Are…". 24 September 2014. Retrieved 31 January 2015.
  6. ^ a b "Kinsale students clinch Google Science Fair global prize". Tech Central. 23 September 2014. Retrieved 31 January 2015.
  7. ^ "Three Irish girls win the 2014 Google Science Fair". Digital Times. 23 September 2014. Retrieved 31 January 2015.
  8. ^ Nuwer, Rachel (23 September 2014). "Meet the Teen Winners of Google's Science Fair". Smithsonain. Retrieved 31 January 2015.
  9. ^ Riegel, Ralph (12 September 2013). "Bright sparks make a mark with perfect 12 in Junior Cert". Irish Independent. Retrieved 5 February 2015.
  10. ^ Murray, Niall (12 September 2013). "Young scientist Ciara among the A team". Irish Examiner. Retrieved 5 February 2015.
  11. ^ "Ciara JUDGE- 1st prize winner of the European Union Contest for Young Scientists (EUCYS) in 2013, Ireland". European Commission- Innovation Union. Retrieved 31 January 2015.
  12. ^ "Ciara Judge, Sophie Healy-Thow & Émer Hickey: Winners, BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition, 2013". Excited. Archived from the original on 3 February 2015. Retrieved 31 January 2015.
  13. ^ "50 years of innovation: BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition – 2013 winners – Ciara Judge, Emer Hickey, Sophie Healy-Thow". The Guardian. Retrieved 31 January 2015.
  14. ^ "Women in Science in 2014– Ciara Judge, Émer Hickey & Sophie Healy-Thow: Grand prize winners at GoogleScience Fair 2014" (3). European Commission- Research & Innovation. December 2014. Retrieved 31 January 2015.
  15. ^ O'Connor, Siobhan (23 September 2014). "Three teenagers from Kinsale Cork win top prize at Google Science Fair". Irish Mirror. Retrieved 31 January 2015.
  16. ^ Qui, Linda. "Speaker Profiles in Mayo 2040: Ciara Judge". Mayo Science. Archived from the original on 4 February 2011. Retrieved 31 January 2015.
  17. ^ "EUCYS 2013: Prague- Winners". European Union Contest for Young Scientists (EUCYS). Retrieved 28 January 2015.
  18. ^ "The biggest science contest of this Autumn already has its winners- 1st prize and London International Youth Science Forum" (PDF). European Union Contest for Young Scientists (EUCYS). 24 September 2013. Retrieved 27 January 2015.
  19. ^ Ralph Riegel (24 September 2013). "Cork teenagers scoop European Young Scientist prize". The Irish Independent. Retrieved 28 January 2015.
  20. ^ Ralph Riegel. "2013 Winners in BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition". BT Young Scientist. Archived from the original on 3 February 2015. Retrieved 28 January 2015.
  21. ^ Qui, Linda (24 September 2014). "Three Irish Teens Win Google Science Fair Using Bacteria to Grow Food". National Geographic. Retrieved 31 January 2015.
  22. ^ Aoife Carr (23 September 2014). "Three Irish students win global science competition". The Irish Times. Retrieved 27 January 2015.
  23. ^ Savedge, Jenn (26 September 2014). "Teen girls tackle world hunger, win Google Science Fair". Mother Nature Network. Retrieved 31 January 2015.
  24. ^ Scuiletti, Justin (25 September 2014). "Irish teens win Google science fair with bacteria-enhanced plant growth". Retrieved 31 January 2015.
  25. ^ "GIRL Power: Three Irish teenagers win FIRST place at the prestigious Google Science Fair 2014 for projects 'most likely to change the world'". Evoke.ie. 23 September 2014. Retrieved 31 January 2015.
  26. ^ McNeice, Stephen (23 September 2014). "Irish teenagers win Grand Prize at Google Science Fair". News Talk. Archived from the original on 4 February 2015. Retrieved 31 January 2015.
  27. ^ "Minister O'Sullivan congratulates Irish science competitions winners". Department of Education and Skills, Ireland. 23 September 2014. Retrieved 31 January 2015.
  28. ^ "The 25 Most Influential Teens of 2014". Times. 13 October 2014. Retrieved 27 January 2015.
  29. ^ O'Halloran, Sean (15 October 2014). "Irish teens make Time magazine's 'most influential'". BBC News. Retrieved 31 January 2015.
  30. ^ "Cork students make Time's most influential teenager list". Research and Innovation. 14 October 2014. Retrieved 31 January 2015.
  31. ^ Baker, Noel (14 October 2014). "Kinsale schoolgirls compete with Malala and the Obamas as Time Magazine's Most Influential Teens of the Year". Irish Examiner. Retrieved 31 January 2015.
  32. ^ Counihan, Patrick (14 October 2014). "Irish teens shortlisted for Time magazine Teenagers of the Year". Irish Central. Retrieved 31 January 2015.
  33. ^ "Global Google Science Fair Champions". Kinsale Community School. 30 September 2014. Retrieved 31 January 2015.
  34. ^ Bell, Karissa (23 September 2014). "Google Science Fair Winners Take on World Hunger, Other Global Problems". Mashable. Retrieved 31 January 2015.
  35. ^ "Irish teenagers Ciara Judge, Sophie Healy-Thow and Emer Hickey on a bacteria boosting cereal crop yields". 11 December 2014. Retrieved 31 January 2015.
  36. ^ "Cork Young Scientists are Persons of Month". The Science Squad. 14 January 2006. Retrieved 31 January 2015.
  37. ^ "Cork students Ciara Judge, Emer Hickey and Sophie Healy-Thow win 2013 BT Young Scientist contest". Inhabitat. 25 September 2014. Retrieved 31 January 2015.
  38. ^ Heppner, Kelvin (26 September 2013). "Teens Win Google Science Prize for N-Fixing in Cereal Crops". Real Agriculture. Retrieved 31 January 2015.
  39. ^ Heppner, Kelvin (29 January 2015). "Google Science Fair Awards Top Prize to Young Agricultural Scientists on a Mission to End Hunger". Feed the future, the U.S Government's Global Hunger & Food Security initiative. Retrieved 31 January 2015.
  40. ^ Mitchell, Beverley (1 November 2013). "16-Year-Old Irish Girls Win Google Science Fair 2014 With World-Changing Crop Yield Breakthrough". Inhabitat. Retrieved 31 January 2015.
  41. ^ a b Birch, Kristi (10 October 2014). "Homegrown Project Accelerates Output of Cereal Crops". Cogito. Retrieved 31 January 2015.
  42. ^ Robarts, Stu (23 September 2014). "Teenagers halve the time of crop germination". Gizmag. Retrieved 31 January 2015.
  43. ^ Ghogomu, Mbiyimoh (25 September 2014). "16-Year-Old Irish Girls Win Google Science Fair With Agricultural Breakthrough". Retrieved 31 January 2015.
  44. ^ Orwig, Jessica (24 September 2014). "3 Girls Won The Google Science Fair with a Bacteria-Based Plan To Solve The Food Crisis". Business Insider. Retrieved 31 January 2015.
  45. ^ "'We need to increase the use of ICT in the learning experience' – Ciara Judge". Irish Computer Society. Retrieved 31 January 2015.
  46. ^ Walker, Emma (12 September 2013). "Eventbrite Co-Founder and Co. Cork Schoolgirl Outline Priorities for Ireland's Digital Future". DHR Communications. Retrieved 31 January 2015.
  47. ^ Judge, Ciara (21 August 2014). "Guest column: Rising stars meet scientists young and old in London, Paris, Geneva". Silicon Republic. Retrieved 2 February 2015.
  48. ^ Judge, Ciara (29 October 2014). "Guest column: Ireland's AutoLaunch Racing in pole position for F1 in Schools contest". Silicon Republic. Retrieved 2 February 2015.
  49. ^ Judge, Ciara (2 September 2014). "Guest column: Digital Youth Council brings new voice to STEM education". Silicon Republic. Retrieved 2 February 2015.
  50. ^ "Silicon Republic recognises leading women role models in STEM- Top Role Model 2014: Rising Star". Silicon Republic. 7 July 2014. Retrieved 2 February 2015.
  51. ^ "Women Invent: 100 top women in science, technology, engineering and maths – Part 2: Ciara Judge, Sophie Healy-Thow and Émer Hickey (Science)". Silicon Republic. 17 June 2014. Retrieved 2 February 2015.
  52. ^ "Young scientists shine at Excited digital learning festival". Silicon Republic. 6 June 2014. Retrieved 2 February 2015.
  53. ^ "Digital Ireland Forum: Keynote address by Ciara Judge, Digital Youth Council". Silicon Republic. 12 September 2014. Retrieved 5 February 2015.

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