The people of Dundalk will be able to explore the projects that featured in the recent BT Young Scientist Exhibition, with all the local schools taking part in the Louth Young Scientists Exhibition.
The exhibition, which will be held in the Carroll Building at the DkIT from March 1st to 8th, will feature all exhibitions from Co. Louth that were showcased at the national event.
“Louth schools had one of the largest entries in the BT Young Scientist Exhibition in the RDS this year, with twenty-six entries,” said Senator Jim D’Arcy, organiser of the event, while speaking to The Dundalk Democrat.
“The quality and range of entries was exceptional, with a number of schools winning major prizes.
“Science education is vital for the future of this area. Dundalk is moving away from industry, with science and technology paving the way.”
Hundreds of people are expected to attend the week long exhibition, while a number of primary schools have confirmed their attendance.
“I think somebody aged sixteen telling a twelve-year-old about their love and need of science will have more impact than a teacher conveying the importance of science.
“It is vital that young people obtain the skills that are involved in science. The skills of critical thinking and evidence based ideas are necessary in the current world.”
While the Fine Gael man welcomes foreign direct investment, Jim believes that Dundalk needs to create its own entrepreneurs.
“Foreign direct investment and companies coming to Dundalk and creating jobs is very welcoming, although I feel we need to create our own local entrepreneurs.
“This area has had its fair share of entrepreneurial talent, with the likes of Martin Naughton, but we need to bring it back.
“I am full of hope for the young people of Dundalk, I see the passion in their eyes.
“I see the importance of education. You can carry education all over the world,” added D’Arcy.
All is welcome to attend and the official launch of the exhibition will take place on Friday March 1st at 11am.