Stu­dents are bound for the Young Sci­en­tist ex­hi­bi­tion

The Corkman - - COMMUNITY NEWS -

MILL­STREET Com­mu­nity School is main­tain­ing an im­pres­sive in­volve­ment in the BT Young Sci­en­tist Ex­hi­bi­tion in Dublin, with six pro­jects amongst the 550 pro­jects short­listed from more than 2000 en­tries.

A fan­tas­tic six pro­jects qual­i­fied for Dublin this year, so the TY co­hort will be busy sur­vey­ing, mea­sur­ing and ob­serv­ing as they gather data on a very wide va­ri­ety of sci­en­tific re­search pro­jects.

The pro­jects are as fol­lows: “Can al­ter­na­tive pas­tures out­per­form ar­ti­fi­cial fer­til­iz­ers?”, con­ducted by Bevin Mur­phy, Omar Daly and Dar­ren Kiely; “The ef­fects of pso­ri­a­sis on ado­les­cent men­tal health in 2018”, re­searched by Han­nah Keane and Ria Buck­ley; “A one-stop shop web­site for par­ents of school leavers”, in­ves­ti­gated by Sarah Line­han, Ryan Mur­ray and Sylvester Brak; “A ge­ol­ogy study of our lo­cal quarry, in­clud­ing a graphic log”, re­searched by Diar­muid Cronin, James Buck­ley and Joyce Tambwe; and “As­sess­ing eco­nomic ac­tiv­ity us­ing waste types and vol­umes from a re­cy­cling cen­tre”, con­ducted by Daniel Buck­ley, and Noah Moyni­han.

As well as gain­ing valu­able sci­en­tific in­sights into these ar­eas, the stu­dents have de­vel­oped skills on the sci­en­tific process and data-gath­er­ing tech­niques in­volved, skills which will be vi­tal in fu­ture col­lege stud­ies and ca­reers.

All in­volved in the school ap­plaud the fund­ing pro­vided by Mill­street Com­mu­nity Coun­cil to stu­dents who qual­ify for the fi­nals each year in Dublin.

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