The blog of the Vocations Director of the Anglo Irish Province of the Presentation Brothers.
Sunday, January 22, 2017
A Visit to the Young Scientist Exhibition!
better way to begin the new year with a visit to the BT Young Science
and Technology Exhibition in the RDS, Dublin!
youth may lack in experience, they certainly make up for in courage,
vision and imagination. Henry Taylor (poet) once said; ‘Imagination
lit every lamp in this country, built every church, performed every
act of kindness and progress, created more and better things for more
people. It is a priceless ingredient for a better day’.With a little imagination many things are possible. Without it
our lives are dull and lack direction. This gift was truly alive on a
visit to the Young Scientist Exhibition earlier this month.
was the 53rd year of this prestigious event and it featured 550
projects across four categories: Technology; Biological and
Ecological; Social and Behavioural Sciences; and Chemical, Physical
and Mathematical Sciences. Over 2,000 entries initially were whittled
down to 550. A record number of entries were submitted, engaging over
four and a half thousand students from the beginning.
quality of projects on display was extraordinary, tackling some of
the greatest challenges and opportunities facing society today.
Projects were as varied as they were many. The projects covered a
wide variety of topics, from dating to farming and everything in
to be outdone was the Primary Science Fair with pupils from the
senior classes exhibiting their projects also at the RDS.
overall winner was Shane Curran from Terenure College. He has the
opportunity to represent Ireland at the EU young scientist
competition later in the year in Estonia. Cormac Larkin claimed the
runner-up in the individual award. Cormac is a student at Colaiste An
Spioraid Naoimh, Cork, one of the schools in the Presentation
Brothers schools Trust. The Colaiste is no stranger to the Young
Scientist Exhibition. Raphael Hurley captured the overall prize in
credit is due to teachers, parents and especially the young people for
their selfless dedication and commitment to the research done for the
benefit of society. We are justifiably proud of you.
further information about this impressive exhibition visit;