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Presentation Thurles Students Take Part in BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition 2011

The following is an account from Presentation Secondary School, Thurles on their participation in the recent BT Young Scientist Competition.

This year saw the highest number of entries in the 47 year history of the BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition, with 1,735 projects entered from 346 schools in Ireland.

It was a huge achievement to be accepted as only 520 projects took part in the exhibition. On Wednesday morning Presentation students, who were successfully accepted to present their results at the competition left Thurles for the RDS, Dublin. Anticipation and excitement levels were high. All the hard work was completed, projects were printed and displays looking their best.

The girls set up their stalls and the judging began almost immediately with one judgement on Wednesday and two on Thursday. The judges were suitably impressed with everyone and wrote more than a few encouraging comments in their project reports. On Thursday, the exhibition was opened to the public with the girls explaining and demonstrating their projects to the streams of people who attended. The atmosphere was electric! The girls were also joined by Second years, Transition years and family members that travelled from home to support them.

Some students were interviewed by RTE news, Ear to the Ground, 2FM and ‘In Science’ magazine also featured a project. 

The projects presented at the BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition included:

Second Years

  • Hot milk v cold milk: Which is best for us? - Yasmin Wahli
  • Comparing the effect of the George Foreman grill with different cooking methods with regard to reducing fat content - Sinead Lawless, Jane Ann McKevitt and Rachel McCormack
  • Because we're worth it! But are we? – Alanna Moore, Roisin Hally and Laura Walsh

Transition Years

  • Investigation and comparisons of different silage wrapping - Yvonne Mullins and Hazel Costigan
  • Multi-vitamin supplements = thriving lambs – True or false? - Claire Shanahan, Tara O’Carroll and Aoife Sutton
  • To investigate the jumping potential of horse – Laura Walsh and Sarah O’Brien
  • Is breast best? A mums view – Orlaith Quigley, Sarah Jane O’ Riordan and Alison Kelly

The prize-giving ceremony of Friday was eagerly anticipated. The results were excellent.

Four projects were highly commended: Multi-vitamin supplements = thriving lambs – True or false? - Claire Shanahan, Tara O’ Carroll and Aoife Sutton; To investigate the jumping potential of horse – Laura Walsh and Sarah O’Brien; Investigation and comparisons of different silage wrapping - Yvonne Mullins and Hazel Costigan; Because we're worth it! But are we? – Alanna Moore, Róisín Hally and Laura Walsh. A visual display award was also won by: To investigate the jumping potential of horse – Laura Walsh and Sarah O’Brien.

Well done girls on your achievements! 

Student Photos at Young Scientists Exhibition

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Pictured above are TY students Tara O’Carroll, Aoife Sutton and Claire Shanahan with Darragh McCullough presenter with Ear To The Ground. The girls will appear on Ear To The Ground on Tuesday January 25th to talk about their project-“Multi Vitamins=Thriving lambs?True or False.
 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pictured above are second year students Roisin Hally,Laura Walsh and Alanna Moore at the Young Scientist Exhibition with their project “Because we’re worth it-but are we?”.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Pictured above are second year students Yvonne Mullins and Hazel Costigan at the Young Scientist Exhibition with their project “Investigation and comparison of different silage wrappings”.