Students are bound for the Young Scientist exhibition
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.