Google Science Fair winners and former BTYSE stars wow attendees at Women Invent Meet-up (videos)


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Sophie Healy-Thow, Émer Hickey and Ciara Judge chat with Silicon Republic CEO Ann O'Dea at last night's Women Invent Meet-up in Dublin. Photo by Conor McCabe Photography

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Back in June, Silicon Republic gave them our Rising Stars award. On the back of their more recent accolades, the three young innovators returned last night to address our Women Invent Meet-up in Dublin.

This past summer, Silicon Republic gave Ciara Judge, Sophie Healy-Thow and Émer Hickey our Rising Stars award as part of our 100 Top Women in STEM celebration.

They since went on to win top prize at the international Google Science Fair, and were named in Time magazine’s list of The 25 Most Influential Teens of 2014, alongside Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai. They first came to our attention as winners of the BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition in 2013.

Yesterday evening, they returned to address several hundred women and men at Dublin’s Digital Exchange, alongside Silicon Valley leaders, such as Eventbrite co-founder and president Julia Hartz and Astia CEO Sharon Vosmek and, as ever, wowed everyone present, with talk of their award-winning project, their ambitions, and their plans to bring more digital literacy to schools as part of the Digital Youth Council.

Watch their chat and Q&A with Silicon Republic CEO and editor-at-large Ann O’Dea below:

Part 1:

Women Invent Meet-up: BT Young Scientist winners Ciara Judge, Sophie Healy-Thow and Émer Hickey – Part 1 of 2

Part 2:

Women Invent Meet-up: BT Young Scientist winners Ciara Judge, Sophie Healy-Thow and Émer Hickey – Part 2 of 2

And check back later for more videos from the Women Invent Meet-up.

Women Invent Tomorrow is Silicon Republic’s campaign to champion the role of women in science, technology, engineering and maths. It has been running since March 2013, and is kindly supported by Accenture Ireland, Intel, the Irish Research Council, ESB, Twitter, CoderDojo and Science Foundation Ireland

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