The students from Donegal had another successful year at the BT Young Scientist Exhibition, with one entry winning two top awards.
Coláiste Ailigh student Cormac Breathnach won the award for ‘Best Project in Irish’ and 1st Place Biological and Ecological Junior Individual for his project.
The study looked into the impact of the lack of ash available in hurling and explored the need to try out other trees in Ireland.
Two projects from Scoil Mhuire were highly commended, including Jennifer Doherty’s look at ‘exercise recovery time in teenager’s dependent on the type of sport’ and ‘a classification of fingerprint patterns among Irish adults’ by Andreea Radu and Philomena O’Brien.
Abbey Vocational School students Ella Doherty and Ailbhe Loughney were highly commended for their project on ‘Flax as an alternative to heavy duty plastic strapping’.
The overall winners in the 56th BTYSE were Cormac Harris and Alan O’Sullivan, both aged 16, from Coláiste Choilm, Cork. Their project was a statistical investigation into the prevalence of gender stereotyping in 5-7 year olds and the development of an initiative to combat gender bias.
Here are some more pictures of the students’ projects:Tags: