8 Awards for Wicklow Schools in the 54th Young Scientist Exhibition

Minister Andrew Doyle has congratulated all the Wicklow participants in this year’s BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition. Wicklow schools won 8 prizes, a fantastic result for the student’s teachers and parents involved.

The Wicklow Minister said: “I had the privilege of attending this year’s exhibition and spending time visiting the projects. I was delighted to present a special award sponsored by The Department of Agriculture, Food and Marine.
“It is wonderful to meet so many engaging students at this event. They are a credit to themselves and their communities. The event brings together some of the country’s brightest young minds.

“The Wicklow schools that took part in this year’s exhibition were, Avondale Community College, Colaiste Bride, Colaiste Chraobh Abhann, Dominican College Wicklow, East Glendalough School Wicklow, Gaelcholaiste Na Mara, Arklow, Scoil Chonglais, Baltinglass and St Marys College Arklow.
“The projects that won awards were a variety of subjects include, Avondale Community College ‘A Comparison of Predicted Weather Versus Actual Weather. Is there as a much of a differences as people think,’ Dominicans College The physics of the trebuchet catapult, and Scoil Chonglais Baltinglass Music Through Neural Networks. Jack and Alexander Brady won the Farm Safety award, ‘The Use of a Mechanism on the Gates of a Livestock Trailer to Decrease Farm Injuries.’

“I am delighted to see such innovative projects that can make a practical difference in the real world. It is greatly encouraging to see these bright young people taking part in this prestigious event.

“I also want to thank the parents and teachers for all the effort they put in to facilitate our young peoples’ participation,” said the Fine Gael Minister.

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