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Young scientists take to the national stage.

Updated: Jan 19, 2019

The BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition has grown in prestige year on year. Students apply in their thousands however only a few hundred make it to the RDS for the second week in January. For a number of years now Coláiste Mhuire have been well represented, however this year's success was unprecedented with eight entries making it to the finals.

The projects entered included The water,fire and farm safety mobile and desktop application, The development of an active road stud that can visually alert road users to Traffic Levels, and An investigation into the effects of climate change in Ireland. Other entries focused on improving patient-specialist relationships within hospitals, identifying the effects of a recession, highlighting the effects of methane while another student developed a fencing apparatus that could reduce the workload of farmers greatly.

Politicians, scientists, innovators,newspapers and the general public were all blown away by the level of development within the boys projects. One TY project made the Irish Examiner, Irish Independent and Irish Farmer Journal. Another TY Project was highly commended in the Senior Individual Technology category. Finally a 6th year student's project earned him the Teagasc award and placed him second in the Senior Individual Technology category.

The three days proved enjoyable for all involved and finally the work of the students and their teachers could receive due recognition on a national stage. Well done to all the boys involved, Coláiste Mhuire is immensely proud of you.

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