Three Wexford schools set for BT Young Scientist Exhibition
THREE schools will be flying the flag for Wexford as they head for the capital tomorrow to take part in the annual BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition in the RDS. The huge exhibition runs from Wednesday to Saturday and representing Wexford will be Meánscoil Gharman in Enniscorthy, FCJ Secondary School in Bunclody and Creagh College in Gorey.
A total of three projects have been accepted to the exhibition from the Meánscoil. Competing for a second year, students Conn Caomhánach and Conn Maher have continued their research at Teagasc in Johnstown Castle investigating the benefits of EM probiotics in agriculture. Looking to social and behavioural science, Erin Ní Dhuibhne, Ava Ní Conchubair and Aoife Nic Giolla Bhríde will be investigating the effects of Brexit on Ireland’s economy, while finally Jake De Nógla, Adam Copeland and Seán Elphinstone will investigate how crypto-currency has revolutionised the world of economics.
From Creagh College, Lauren Paisley and Charlotte Gray are looking at the antioxidant levels in wheat grass juice to determine its suitability for preventing diseases. Transition years Amy Costello and Amelie Flavin have focused their project on designing a solar powered sleeping mat for homeless people. Finally FCJ Bunclody’s project is titled ‘Madralert’ and is a slurry gas alarm for dogs. Quite a bit of work has been put in both from the students involved and their teachers and all will be hoping to capture the attention and imagination of the judges as they show off their research at the RDS this week.