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Three Kinsale teens win at BT Young Scientist Exhibition

The prize is heading to the Cork school for the third time in seven years.

Image: @BTYSTE via Twitter

FOR THE THIRD time in seven years, the prestigious BT Young Scientist award is heading to Kinsale.

Third-year students at Kinsale Community School Cork, Ciara Judge, Emer Hickey and Sophie Healy-Thow, were named the winners tonight after a gruelling competition.

Beating off competition from 549 other projects, the trio won the top prize for their “statistical investigation of the effects of Diazotroph bacteria on plant germination”.

The Best Individual award went to Edel Browne from Galway for her project ‘Free Feet’, a device to reduce freezing of gait in Parkinson’s disease.

Proud Dad Peter Hickey tweeted this image of the winners following the announcement this evening.

This is the 49th year of the BT Young Scientist Exhibition. The prize includes €5,000 and the chance to represent Ireland at a European competition.


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