November 29, 2020
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Hugely successful week for Waterford students at Young Scientist Exhibition

As the dust settles on another year of Ireland’s bright young things displaying their creativity and ambition, Waterford students can look at the BT Young Scientist Exhibition as being a very successful one for both themselves and their schools.

Despite not winning the big prize, our students scored very highly winning many categories and being highly commended in others.

WaterfordNow.ie takes a quick look back on one of the most anticipated weeks of the year in the school calendar and a week most students will never forget.

Mark Finn, Fiona Walsh and Ally O’Brien from Abbey Community College Waterford and their project ‘The Way We Move!’ at the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition 2020 in the RDS Dublin.

CATEGORY AWARDS

Social and Behavioral Intermediate Group 2nd place

Blackwater Community School – “Born this way” – A statistical analysis into the correlation between method of accouchement and autoimmune diseases.

Group: Molly Kenny, Rachel Roche

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Technology Junior Individual 2nd place

Blackwater Community School – Electricity generator 

Individual – Tiernán Stevenson

Technology Intermediate Individual 3rd place

Ard Scoil Na Mara – Joint righting: An accurate electronic kinematics and muscle strength system for improved patient recovery after joint surgery.

Individual – Caoimhín O’Leary

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HIGHLY COMMENDED

Gaelcholáiste Phort Láirge – An bhfuil Uachtar Reoite 99 Sabhailte?

Group – Kate Ni Scinneir, Heather De Spáinn

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DISPLAY AWARDS

Blackwater Community School – Electricity generator

Individual – Tiernán Stevenson

 

Olivia Pawlikowska, and Martha Ryan from Ard Scoil na Deise Waterford and their project ‘Case study of the behaviour of freshwater algae in acidic conditions’ at the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition 2020 in the RDS Dublin.

 

Ruth Murphy, Legal Director, BT presents the Technology Intermediate Individual 3rd place Award to Caoimhin O’Leary, Ard Scoil Na Mara, Waterford for his project “Joint righting: An accurate electronic kinematics and muscle strength system for improved patient recovery after joint surgery. Category: Technology – Intermediate – Individual

Gillian McMahon, BT Ireland and Minister of State for Training, Skills, Innovation, Research and Development, John Halligan TD with Caoimhin O’Leary from Ard Scoil Na Mara, Waterford whose project is entitled ‘Joint righting: An accurate electronic kinematics and muscle strength system for improved patient recovery after joint surgery.’

 

Ruth Murphy, Legal Director, BT presents the Social and Behavioural Intermediate Group 2nd place Award to Molly Kenny & Rachel Roche, Blackwater Community School, Waterford for their project “Born this way” – A statistical analysis into the correlation between method of accouchement and autoimmune diseases.”
Category: Social and Behavioural Sciences – Intermediate

 

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