Three schools fly Wexford flag at Young Scientists, but not one from the town
NOT one of Wexford town’s secondary schools will have an entry in the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition when doors to the massive annual schools science event open at the RDS in Dublin tomorrow (Wednesday).
Three schools will be flying the flag for County Wexford at the 55th exhibition which runs from Wednesday to Saturday. Representing Wexford will be students from 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.