The Young Scientist Competition is one of the most eagerly awaited events on the school calendar.It is an annual celebration of the ingenuity and imagination of Irish students.Our students have researched and submitted projects every year and generally these qualify for inclusion in the public display in the RDS. Prize-winning projects include: “Disabled Parking in Carrick on Shannon” by Donal O’Conghaile, “A Thought for Discipline” by Magthel Odendaal, “Students Attitudes to Homework and Study” by Helen Moran and “The Integration of Non-national Students” by Klaraghkaitlyn Mulvey.
Nathan Feeney was given the Highly Commended Award for 2 consecutive years for his studies “The Tuck Shop” and “The Breakfast Club” . He is continuing his research on the latter for this years competition.Other projects that have been highly commended include: “The Role of the Babysitter” by Sinead Moran and “The Influence of Gender on the subjects we Choose” by Shannon Anne Lim and Karen O’Dowd.
Five projects qualified for inclusion in the 2009 BT Young Scientist Exhibition, and while none of these were ultimately successful the achievement of reaching the final stages in the RDS reflects great credit on all concerned.