The future of science is bright

BT Young Scientists Kishoge

Scientific innovation is alive and well among Dublin Mid-West’s young people with seven local schools recently competing in this year’s BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition, Dublin Mid-West TD has said. Deputy Emer Higgins has congratulated the eleven groups and individuals from seven Dublin Mid-West secondary schools who qualified for this year’s virtual exhibition, with a range of science and technology projects. Deputy Higgins said, “Reading the list of projects from our students in Dublin Mid-West I am so impressed by their ideas and their innovation when it comes to studying all aspects of our lives.

“The schools include; Coláiste Cois Life, Lucan Community College, St Kevin’ Community College Clondalkin, The King’s Hospital, Kishoge Community College, Coláiste Phádraig Lucan and St Joseph’s College. “The projects range in themes from covid and the pandemic to the environment, mental health, augmented reality and vegetarianism. “As the Fine Gael spokesperson on Social Media and Financial Technology, I’m particularly intrigued by a project from Coláiste Phádraig in Lucan which looks at using Bayes Theorem to improve crypto-currency trading,” added Deputy Higgins.

“The BT Young Scientist Exhibition is a fantastic opportunity for students to showcase their talents and ideas and every year I have really enjoyed seeing the local projects progress and I commend the students and organisers for adapting to the new virtual format.“The exhibition has such an excellent reputation worldwide I’ve no doubt we’ll be seeing many of this year’s projects applied in real-life very soon,” said Deputy Higgins.

Pictured is Michael Griffin, computer science teacher at Kishoge Community College, Clondalkin with students Subhan Tariq, Shawaiz Atif, Joshua Kannappilly and Farsaad Kamran whose projects featured at the 58th BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition which took place virtually from 12th to 14th January 2022.
Photo Credit: Chris Bellew / Fennell Photography.

Sarah Brooks

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