Sunday 17 December 2017

Young scientists off to the RDS

BUDDING scientists from the region are bidding for national recognition this week at the BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition in the RDS.

Our Ladys College, Drogheda has two entries, in senior and intermediate, dealing with 'Aetiology of bleeding canker disease of Horse Chestnut trees' and 'Spiral patterns in tree cones in Ireland'.

'Do mussels have different characteristics if they are sourced from different parts of the Irish Coast?' is the topic from the junior group in St. Mary's Diocesan School and 'Ugly food: Do looks matter?' has been devised by the Intermediate group from St. Oliver's Community College.

Coláiste na Hinse have entered 'Grammar gadget' in the Technology Junior section. An intriguing Farm app is also entered in that section by Franciscan College.

The BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition is organised by BT Ireland, and is supported by a number of partners including the Department of Education & Skills, Analog Devices, Elan, Intel and RTE. The exhibition will take place in the RDS, Dublin from January 8 – 11.

Drogheda Independent

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