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Fingal’s Young Scientists ready for the annual exhibition even if this year it is ‘virtual’

bt young scientist exhibition happening online this week

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Diana Bura and Maria Louise Fufezan from Balbriggan Loreto, who won the competition in 2016.

Diana Bura and Maria Louise Fufezan from Balbriggan Loreto, who won the competition in 2016.

Diana Bura and Maria Louise Fufezan from Balbriggan Loreto, who won the competition in 2016.

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This week marks a huge milestone for science students across Fingal as they put the final touches to their projects for this year’s BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition.

Once again, the global pandemic has forced the event online this year, but members of the public will still be able to register and view the projects online.

The event takes places this week from January 12 to 14 when once again, the judges will be watching out for the scientists and technologists of the future.

Fingal has always punched way above its weight at the exhibition with local schools routinely coming back from the exhibition laden down with prizes.

It is unfortunate that local students and the throngs of onlookers that usually attend the exhibition will be denied the buzz of he RDS, this year but the organisers are promising plenty of excitement in and around the online event.

Over 1,000 students will be showcasing some 550 projects virtually, this week and Fingal will have its fair share of entries, as always.

Members of the public are invited to view the exhibition online between January 12th and 14th.

Organisers say the judges were very happy with the standard of entries. this year with projects submitted under four categories: biological and ecological; chemical, physical and mathematical sciences; social and behavioural sciences; and technology.

The one advantage of having the exhibition entirely online is that people from outside the country get to take a look.

According to organisers, there were virtual visitors from some 77 visitors to the online exhibition, last year.

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In fact, it’s understood that even when the in-person event can return, there is likely to continue to be an online element to the exhibition to facilitate this new global audience or simply for people who, for whatever reason, cannot make it along to the RDS in exhibition week.


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