BT Young Scientist Competition

Best of luck to our wonderful TY as they compete in the annual BT Young Scientist Competition. The school is again very well represented in this year’s BT Young Scientist Competition, with 10 students across six groups competing in this year’s event. The projects are hugely varied in their topics.

Meadhbh Hurley and Sive Hourigan competed with the project title: What impact does healthy eating have on the environment? Claire Wolfe, Alice Joy O’ Regan and Una Dennehy, meanwhile, explored the lack of consent in Irish secondary schools and outlining the effects it has on that generation. Andrei Bucur, another transition year student, competed in the Technology category. Andrei created a fundus retinal scanner used for the screening and display of the human retinal nervous system. The mount used for this project has been 3D printed and is equipped with a 20D lens. Hugh Murnane and Dylan Moriarty researched L-Cysteine and its use in food products. Jack Gleason investigated the cognitive advantages and benefits of being bilingual or multilingual as opposed to being monolingual. Jean O’Donovan, Ebony Gorski and Ciara Ryan looked at how Covid-19 has impacted young athletes’ mental health due to the lack of sport during lockdowns.

Huge thanks also to Ms Donnelly and Ms O’ Dwyer for all their hard work with the projects.

Due to Covid, this year’s exhibition is again online with an exciting virtual experience. Use the following link to see all of our wonderful teams speak about their work: