ST. MARY'S TAKE PART IN BT YOUNG SCIENTIST AND TECHNOLOGY EXHIBITION 2017

 

 

 

This year St. Mary’s had great success at the BT Young Scientist Exhibition with Ms. Butler receiving the BT Educator of Excellence award. This is a very prestigious award with only four science teachers nationwide receiving this recognition. This reflects the opportunities made available to the students at St. Mary’s by a very dedicated science department.

 

 

 

With 2500 entries and only 500 places we were delighted to have four projects accepted to this year’s exhibition. The titles of the projects were:

 

Where are the Banbhainisteoirí? – A study into the lack of female coaches in Ladies football in Ireland.

 

Does the Gearagh make Clean Air? – The detection of air pollution using lichens as an indicator.

 

The Effects of Powdered Protein on Athletes

 

I spy with my coloured eye – to statistically analyse the correlation between eye colour and eye sight.

 

The eight TY students spent three nights in Dublin with their science teachers, attending the RDS each day topresent their project to judges, fellow students and the public. A great time was had by all.

 

 

 

 

BT YOUNG SCIENTIST EXHIBITION 2016

 

This year nine Transition Year students from St. Mary’s travelled to the Young Scientist Competition having successfully entered three projects. The titles of the projects were:

 

Happy Hands = Healthy Hands, where three students investigated attitudes and practices to hand hygiene in secondary schools.

 

Drive to Success, Take the Test, where three students investigated how well people knew the rules of the road. They wanted to establish if people driving for a number of years would be able to pass their theory test.

 

Reducing the Flow of H2O is the Way 2gO, where students investigated the attitudes of people to the recently introduced water charges.

 

The girls spent three nights in Dublin with their science teachers, attending the RDS each day to present their project to judges, fellow students and the public. A great time was had by all. 

 

 

 

 

 ST. MARY'S TAKE PART IN BT YOUNG SCIENTIST EXHIBITION 2014

 

 

 

 Transition year students, Emma Kelleher, Shauna Buckley and Suzanne Barry of St. Mary’s Secondary School, Macroom, pictured at this year’s  BT Young Scientist Exhibition. They exhibited an eye opening project on breeding cows entitled: Electronic Device to Improve the Quality of Breeding in Cattle. The students’ projects allows farmers to deter certain beef bulls from serving his best dairy cows or a cow that the farmer may want to A.I. This project received great interest from members of the agricultural community while on exhibit during the competition in the R.D.S. 

 

 

ST MARY'S HAVE GREAT SUCCESS AT BT YOUNG SCIENTIST & TECHNOLOGY EXHIBITION 2013

 

 

 

This year St. Marys succeeded in getting five projects to the final at this year’s BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition, two of which received highly commended awards.

 


The students involved were: Eileen Murphy and Mary O'Riordan with their project Judging Me. Rachel Horgan, Grainne Masters and Shauna Kelly with their project Text vs Type: What do you learn better, from a screen or paper? Claire Murphy and Vera O'Riordan with their project Effect of an electric current on nitrogen fixation in soil.  Eibhlín Kelleher with her project Money Matters: Does the economy have an effect on teenagers? and Caoimhe Lynch with her project Rainwater conversion to potable water - electro coagulation and ultra violet treatment

 


The three girls to receive highly commended awards were Eileen Murphy, Mary O'Riordan and Caoimhe Lynch. Caoimhe's project received a lot of attention from various bodies such as Industrial Water Management Ltd, CÉIST and members of the building industry. They felt her project could be applied in future rainwater purification processes and may also be of benefit in third world countries. Eileen Murphy and Mary O'Riordan’s project investigated perception of others based on appearance. They came up with some interesting findings such as elderly people being seen as friendly by all age groups. Their project could be developed to investigate the effects of judging others on social media websites.

 


We would like to congratulate all girls involved for their hard work and dedication to science at St. Marys.

 

 

 

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