LOUTH students received 11 awards at this year’s BT Young Scientist & Technology Awards at the RDS Dublin on Friday, January 13.
Four secondary schools in Dundalk won a total of eight awards. St Vincent’s Secondary School won five awards, while Colaiste Ris, Bush Post Primary School, and De La Salle College each received one award.
Our Lady’s College in Drogheda won the remaining three awards.
St Vincent’s Secondary School students Hannah Foley, Sohpie Mee and Ellen O’Connor won first prize in the Intermediate group for Chemical, Physical and Mathematical Sciences.
Their project was titled ‘At what day of the Atkins Diet does a false positive occur on a breatalyzer test under current legislation?”
Colaiste Ris student Conor Begley was highly commended for a technology project titled ‘Automatic Wheelie Bin Lock; a litter prevention aid’.
Bush students Deirdre Ruane-McAteer, Emma Shields, and Orla Cull were highly commended for a social and behavioural sciences project titled ‘How partition has affected young people’s social attitudes’.
De La Salle student Christopher O’Hagan was highly commended for a biological and ecological project titled ‘Will magnification help accelerate solar water disinfection?’
Leaving Cert students Eric Doyle and Mark Kelly, both aged 17, from Synge Street CBS, Dublin took home the top prize for their project entitled, “Simulation accuracy in the gravitational many-body problem”.