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BT Young Scientist

Alcohol consumption project wins Young Scientist award

Ian O’Sullivan and Eimear Murphy from Coláiste Treasa in Kanturk, County Cork, won with their project, Alcohol Consumption: Does The Apple Fall Far From the Tree?

IRELAND’S TOP YOUNG scientists have been crowned.

Ian O’Sullivan and Eimear Murphy from Coláiste Treasa in Kanturk, County Cork, won with their project, Alcohol Consumption: Does The Apple Fall Far From the Tree?

They picked up the BT Young Scientist trophy, a cheque for €5,000 and the chance to represent Ireland at the European Union Contest for Young Scientists in Milan.

The award for best individual project went to Rachel Ní Dhonnachadha from St Vincent’s Secondary School in Louth. She designed a wrist support for boxers, which lessens wrist injuries. She has applied to patent the support.

Patrick Sweeney, Chloe Daniels and Annette Moran from Carrick-On-Shannon Community School were runners-up in the group category for their study of the similiarties between Irish and African traditional music.

Runner-up in the individual category went to Jack O’Sullivan of Kilkenny College, who developed a way to turn a smartphone into a fully functioning PC.

Megan Duffy and Zoe McGirr, from Oakgrove Integrated College, Derry, collected the Science For Development award for their project on a seed harvesting kit for subsistence farmers.

Read: Here are five projects worth catching as BT’s Young Scientist awards get underway

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