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PICS and VIDEO: BT Young Scientist competition gets underway

Enda Kenny and Ryan Tubridy both visited the RDS today.
Jan 9th 2013, 6:45 PM 5,690 6

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MORE THAN 1,000 students have faced the first round of judging in the 49th BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition in Dublin today.

Taoiseach Enda Kenny and TV presenter Ryan Tubridy were among the attendees at the RDS for a glimpse at some of the 550 projects vying for the prestigious title.

“We live in a world that is changing at bewildering speed and it is mind-blowing that the young people here continue to show so much enthusiasm and diverse spectrum of interests that they have here,” said Kenny.

“This is part of the future…After all, the future is the only place we all have to live.”

Ciaran O’Meara from Castletroy College, County Limerick with his project ‘A Portable solar tracker prototype’. (Image: Barry Cronin/PA Wire)

Teacher Clare Young from Oaklands Community College, Edenderry, carries a torso (Jimmy) related to her student’s project ‘infectious design, how tattoo design affects a persons career’. (Image: Barry Cronin/PA Wire/Press Association Images)

Orla Lynch, Aoife Kennelly and Sophie Collins of Regina Mundi College, Cork, with their project ‘The Tri-Church – The Future of Rehabilitation’. (Image: Barry Cronin/PA Wire/Press Association Images)

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