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Shauna is US-bound after Intel prize win

Published 12/01/2013 | 05:00

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THERE was more than one big winner at the BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition.

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Shauna O'Neill, pictured, a fifth- year student from Scoil Mhuire gan Smal in Roscommon, picked up the Intel prize for her project on the effect of static magnetic fields on molecular and macroscopic properties of water.

The Intel award is given to the best project in the chemical, physical and mathematical sciences category, and goes forward to the annual Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) in May.

Shauna and teacher Padraig Harlow are now bound for Phoenix, Arizona, for the event. The ISEF gathers more than 1,600 of the world's most promising young scientists who compete for $3m (€2.2m) in awards.

Shauna is no stranger to success at the BT exhibition, having won third prize in the Technology Intermediate Individual category last year.

Irish Independent

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