BT Young Scientist Survey

We would greatly appreciate if you could take 1 minute out of your day to complete an anonymous survey in help of our BT Young Scientist Project. It is an important issue that affects us all and and we would be very grateful if you could complete and share around our survey. Thanking you David O’Brien, Úna Healy and Finn Radamm!

[read more …] “BT Young Scientist Survey”

MCS Testicular Cancer Awareness Survey BTYS 2020

Donagh, Darragh, and Harry, are currently helping to raise awareness of testicular cancer by asking men to complete their short cancer awareness survey. This is a part of the research for their BT Young Scientist project which they hope to be presenting in Dublin next January. A brave project to take on, but one that could actually save lives. It’s simple, anonymous, and will only take a few minutes, so please help them out by completing their survey.

[read more …] “MCS Testicular Cancer Awareness Survey BTYS 2020”

Investigating the Awareness & Knowledge of Irish Farmers

Attention ALL Farmers: Please take 1 minute out of your day to complete a short anonymous survey for our  BT Young Scientist Project. Each completed survey is a great help to us in putting together our project and hopefully qualifying for the Exhibition. Thanking you, Eabha Sheehan, Fia Hurley and Taragh Casey, Transition Years in Millstreet CS.
Please click HERE to start the survey.

[read more …] “Investigating the Awareness & Knowledge of Irish Farmers”

“Radio Treasures” on Tuesday at 10pm Features Many Interviews Recorded at Last Week’s BTYS Exhibition in Dublin’s RDS

A visit to the recent BTYS Exhibition at Dublin’s RDS was hugely inspiring and uplifting where the superb creativity of Ireland’s young people was truly in evidence.   We meet and interview enthusiastic and dedicated Students from Millstreet Community School, from Bantry Community College as well as Students from Kanturk, Clare and many other areas.  Below we share images from our visit during which we got wonderful support from Teachers Denise, Francis and Jennifer as well as from Fr. James McSweeney.  And we get to meet Simon Meehan – overall winner of last year’s National Competition and who also was very successful at European level.   We invite you to listen into “Radio Treasures” on Tues. 15th Jan. 2019 on Cork Music Station (www.corkmusicstation.com) at 10pm when we hear the inspirational description by the many Students of such fascinating projects.   We even discover if music has an effect on blood pressure!  Here we share some 22 images – a selection of the many pictures we recorded on our visit to the Exhibition last Thursday (10th Jan.).  Our broadcast begins at 9:30pm on Tuesday but the BTYS feature begins at 10pm.  Happy Listening!  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.) 

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An interview with Jennifer O’Donoghue and Francis Lyons – Coordinating Teachers from Millstreet Community School
A wonderful chat with Simon Meehan – Overall winner of BTYS 2018.

[read more …] ““Radio Treasures” on Tuesday at 10pm Features Many Interviews Recorded at Last Week’s BTYS Exhibition in Dublin’s RDS”

Millstreet Students Are True Ambassadors at Magnificent BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition 2019 at Dublin’s RDS

The wonderfully enthusiastic and dedicated Students from Millstreet Community School at the end of a very full, exciting and tiring Thursday (10th Jan. 2019) inspiring the enormous attendance with their six amazing Projects. We interviewed all of the Students and a very special feature on www.corkmusicstation.com on “Radio Treasures” this Tuesday, 15th Jan. 2019 will be broadcast at 10pm where we shall give a detailed insight into the 55th National Exhibition. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
2018 BTYS Overall Winner, Simon Meehan with Fr. James McSweeney at the Exhibition in Dublin on Thursday. Fr. James was hugely helpful in helping us locate the various people for interviews.
Interviewing the superbly inspiring and wonderfully friendly 2018 Winner, Simon Meehan. Simon from Waterfall near Cork and a Student in Coláiste Choilm in Ballincollig is among the many whom we interview for our special broadcast on Tuesday at 10pm. It makes for fascinating listening.

 

True Ambassadors Supreme for Millstreet Community School participating in the highly prestigious national event. We shall be sharing lots more images later. Every success to all the Students. We thank their Teachers whom we also interviewed for being so very helpful in our attempt to record such an historic occasion.    One of my New Year’s Resolutions this year was to attend this truly fascinating National Exhibition at the RDS…so thankfully the task is fulfilled and now is the time to share the splendid experience!

[read more …] “Millstreet Students Are True Ambassadors at Magnificent BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition 2019 at Dublin’s RDS”

BT Young Scientist Project on Psoriasis

What follows is an important message from one of the six groups of TY students from  Millstreet Community School who have qualified for the BT Young Scientist Exhibition which will be held in Dublin in January 2019.  They are hoping that you will be able to assist them.  Thank you, in advance…

Our project has been selected for the BT Young Scientist competition, The title of the project is ” The effects of psoriasis on adolescent mental health in 2018″  As a teenager with the condition, the topic is of personal interest to a group member and we believe that the stress it causes is overlooked in its treatment. We are interested in finding how other young people deal with the condition and would appreciate if you could complete the below survey.  Thank you.  Hannah Keane and Ria Buckley.


[read more …] “BT Young Scientist Project on Psoriasis”

Millstreet Community School representatives at the BT Young Scientist Exhibition

Congratulations to Mark Casey and Eimear Corcoran from Millstreet Community School on winning a ‘highly recommended’ in the Social and Behavioural Sciences category at the BT Young Scientist Exhibition held in Dublin recently. Eimear and Mark researched a project on improving the ranking system for Ireland’s second level schools. There were 104 projects in the final in this category making Mark and Eimear’s achievement most impressive.

Also at the Exhibition, Brian O’ Sullivan, Dylan Sheehan and David O’Donovan presented their project on the effects of heavy school bags on pupils to Minister for Defence Paul Keogh and to Michael Healy-Rae TD.

Jordan Kiely, Abby Ring and Emma McSweeney conducted research on a health related issue:  Are teenagers carrying risk factors now that we would only see in older people before?

Emergency personnel listen carefully as Shannon O’Sullivan and Katie Healy as they explain their project at the Exhibition, that was entitled Charcoal or Eye Liner Markers – Which is better to help the daily lives of firefighters?

All the students are to be commended for the way they spoke about their projects, not just to the Exhibition judges but also to those who simply stopped to enquiry about the research they had carried out. Thanks must also be extended to the teachers who have helped the students prepare for the Exhibition.

Congrats to Darragh and Neil at the Young Scientist

Congratulations to Darragh Twomey, Aubane, and Neil O’Leary, Prohus, who were runners-up in the Group Category of the BT Young Scientist Competition at the RDS in Dublin, also getting the Agricultural Innovation prize from Teagasc, and well as the Perrigo Best Biological and Ecological Project. They discovered that the common natural bacteria found in plants, Pseudomonas Fluorescens, could be used to markedly increase the yield of certain barley crops. Both are students at Coláiste Treasa, Kanturk.

[read more …] “Congrats to Darragh and Neil at the Young Scientist”

Cork Hugely Successful at BT Young Scientist 2018 Event

As Fr. James McSweeney had earlier today suggested quite a number of projects had been shortlisted and predicted the wonderfully talented Simon Meehan of Coláiste Choilm, Ballincollig would win and now has won the overall Young Scientist of the Year.  I’ve just been chatting with Fr. James and with Simon’s Dad – Jeremy whom many of us know from his central role in “Bóthar” for many years – and the atmosphere in the background is electric with all the excitement at the RDS venue.  Simon Meehan and others will now appear in tonight’s “Late Late Show”.  Below are two images showing Winner Simon:And our sincere congratulations to All Students who qualified to appear at this year’s prestigious event – We’re also delighted for Darragh Twomey and his Group of Coláiste Treasa, Kanturk who were presented with many valuable Awards. Below we view Darragh’s Group. Darragh is second from left. (S.R.)

Fr. James Shares Superb Images from BT Exhibition 2018 at RDS

Group Picture of Millstreet Community School with their teacher Shane Guerin at the BT Young Scientist & Technology 2018 Exhibition at Dublin’s R.D.S.. We thank Fr. James McSweeney who is Chaplain at Bantry Community College for sending us six superb images from the prestigious event. Click on the pictures to enlarge. (S.R.)
Abby Ring, Jordan Kiely and Emma McSweeney with their project ‘Are Teenagers carrying risk factors not what would only have been seen in older people before?’
Shannon O’Sullivan and Katie Healy with their project ‘Charcoal pencil or waterproof marker with a grip? How to make a firefighter’s day easier’

 

Brian O’Sullivan, Dylan Sheehan and David O’Donovan with their project ‘An investigation into the effects of heavy school bags on young people.’

 

Mark Casey and Eimear Corcoran with their project ‘An improvement to the ranking system for Ireland’s second level schools’.
And Fr. James also shares an image of two Students from Coláiste Treasa, Kanturk. Neil O’Leary, Rathcoole and Darragh Twomey,
Millstreet with their project ‘Feeding 9.6 billion people by 2050. The effects of Pseudomonas Fluorescens L321 on enhancing barley crop yield’.

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“Best wishes to all the Community School students taking part in the BT Young Scientist Competition in Dublin” – Millstreet Community Council

These are the projects:

Cork Millstreet Community School An improvement to the ranking system for Ireland’s second level schools. Social and Behavioural Sciences Group – 2 Students
Cork Millstreet Community School charcoal pencil or waterproof marker with a grip?-How to make a firefighter’s day easier Technology Group – 2 Students
Cork Millstreet Community School Are teenagers carrying risk factors now that we would only see in older people before? Biological and Ecological Group – 3 Students
Cork Millstreet Community School An investigation into the effects of heavy school bags on young people Social and Behavioural Sciences Group – 3 Students
Cork Millstreet Community School No Mower Accidents Technology Group – 3 Students

[read more …] “Young Scientist 2018”

Great Interest in Local Projects at BT Scientist Competition

Nora O’Sullivan, Gary O’Donovan & Eibhlís Kelleher at the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition 2017. Their project is titled “A Statistical Investigation into the Sodium Chloride Content of Ration”. They are pictured below with Micheál Martin TD (Opposition Leader & Leader of Fianna Fáil), Michael Creed TD (Minister for Agriculture), Aindrias Moynihan TD & John Halligan TD (Minister of State for Skills).
Also included in two of the photos is Marguerite Kelleher (Gary’s aunt).
We thank Nora O’Sullivan who kindly forwarded the following four images from the Competition Centre in Dublin.  Many thanks also for the caption above.   Click on the pictures to enlarge.  (S.R.)


Millstreet Community School at BT Young Scientist Competition in Dublin

We thank Fr. James McSweeney (who is Chaplain at Bantry Community College) for this superb selection of images from BT Young Scientist Competition at the RDS in Dublin at which Millstreet Community School has no less than a hugely impressive five most interesting Projects coordinated by wonderfully enthusiastic Students and inspiring Teachers. Click on the various pictures to enlarge. (S.R.)
Jennifer Linehan, Fionan Buckley and Grace O’Connor with their project “What Olympic sport is most suitable for me?”
Katie Hickey, Robyn Sheehan and Elmarie Kelleher with their project
“The correlation between success in an Olympic sport and participation in that sport following the Olympics.”
Neil Flahive and Aidan Murphy with their project
“What are the ideal weather conditions for high scoring in GAA?”
Nora O’Sullivan, Eibhlís Kelleher and Gary O’Donovan with their project
“A statistical investigation into the sodium chloride content of ration.”
Ciara Fitzgerald, Katie Crowley and Emma Kelleher with their project
“Epileptic or Drunk?” An awareness campaign to highlight symptoms of epilepsy.

And we share further images from the superb annual event.  We also thank Fr. James for the captions to the various pictures.   We extend our sincere congratulations to All for such huge participation at such a prestigious event.  Every success. [read more …] “Millstreet Community School at BT Young Scientist Competition in Dublin”

Which Olympic sport is most suitable for me?

Jennifer Linehan, Fionan Buckley and Grace O’Connor from Millstreet Community School with their project entitled “Which Olympic sport is most suitable for me ?” at this Years BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition [from the IT]

In a separate article, the project of Katie Hickey, Robyn Sheehan and Elmarie Kelleher was profiled:

“… Equally topical, and timely, is the project by three students from Millstreet Community School, in Cork. Katie Hickey, Robyn Sheehan and Elmarie Kelleher were all inspired to take up sport by women role models, although that doesn’t mean there isn’t room for the men, too.

Their project – the correlation between success in an Olympic sport and participation in that sport following the Olympics – focused on the O’Donovan brothers, Gary and Paul, who now famously won Olympic silver in rowing in last August. [read more …] “Which Olympic sport is most suitable for me?”

Millstreet Community Council Supporting MCS Young Scientist Participants

As has been done annually Millstreet Community Council financially supports the MCS Students who will be participating in January 2017 in Dublin in the Young Scientist Exhibition. This year a most impressive five different groups will be taking part with some quite fascinating projects. The significant cheque was presented by Chairman Noel Buckley at the School on Wednesday, 23rd Nov. 2016. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
As has been done annually Millstreet Community Council financially supports the MCS Students who will be participating in January 2017 in Dublin at the Young Scientist Exhibition. This year a most impressive five different groups will be taking part with some quite fascinating projects. The significant cheque was presented by Chairman Noel Buckley and Millstreet Community Council Committee Members at the School on Wednesday, 23rd Nov. 2016. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

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Excellent TV3 Interview by James, Pádraig and Shane with Vincent Browne

Students Pádraig, James and Shane who are presently attending the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition in Dublin were interviewed by TV3’s Vincent Browne on Thursday night on “Tonight with Vincent Browne”.   The three wonderfully articulate and very professional Students were superb in the interview and are a tremendous credit to their families and their school.   And what splendid Ambassadors they are for Millstreet also in the manner by which they promoted the area in such a positive manner.  Sincere congratulations to All.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

The interview was part of the”Tonight with Vincent Browne” show and can be seen on the TV3 Player from 12:00 to 15:00

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Five stands worth a visit – The Irish times today recommends “A county by county happiness index” which has been developed by Jamie O’Connor, Lauryn Kiely and Dervla Murphy of Millstreet Community School.

Fr. James McSweeney’s Splendid Coverage of MCS at 52nd BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition

We thank Fr. James McSweeney for as always sending us some magnificent images from the Annual BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition.  Fr. James is there with his own Bantry School where he is Chaplain and below he has shared a wonderful selection of pictures relating to the superb Representatives from Millstreet Community School.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Group of students with teachers Shane Guerin and Denise O'Leary.
Group of students with teachers Shane Guerin and Denise O’Leary.

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Kate Buckley, Noelle Healy and Kaytlin Murphy with their project on 'A qualitative study into lichens and the properties of their dyes using our school's native trees'
Kate Buckley, Noelle Healy and Kaytlin Murphy with their project on ‘A qualitative study into lichens and the properties of their dyes using our school’s native trees’.
Lauryn Kiely, Jamie O'Connor and Dervla Murphy with their project on 'A county by county happiness index for Irish teens.
Dervla Murphy, Jamie O’Connor and Lauryn Kiely  with their project on ‘A county by county happiness index for Irish teens’.

Shane Hickey, James Cronin and Padraig Moynihan with their project on 'Why do some Irish towns have high immigrant populations?'
Shane Hickey, James Cronin and Pádraig Moynihan with their project on ‘Why do some Irish towns have high immigrant populations?’

[read more …] “Fr. James McSweeney’s Splendid Coverage of MCS at 52nd BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition”

Cheerful Spirit of the 2015 BT Young Scientist Exhibition

We thank Noreen Dineen for this cheeful picture which she recorded at the recent BT Young Scientist Exhibition in Dublin.  Included is Fr. James McSweeney, Photographer Supreme, who while accompanying the Students from his Ballincollig School - Coláiste Choilm - shared lots of great images from this special week not only with the "Evening Echo" but also with our own Millstreet website.  Click on the picture to enlarge.  (S.R.)
We thank Noreen Dineen for this cheeful picture which she recorded at the recent BT Young Scientist Exhibition in Dublin. Included is Fr. James McSweeney, Photographer Supreme, who while accompanying the Students from his Ballincollig School – Coláiste Choilm – shared lots of great images from this special week not only with the “Evening Echo” but also with our own Millstreet website. Click on the picture to enlarge.   (S.R.)

BT Young Scientist Top Award 2015 Goes to Coláiste Treasa in Kanturk

http://cdn4.independent.ie/incoming/article30896151.ece/ee8b3/ALTERNATES/w620/ys001.jpgWell, well done to the two Students from Coláiste Treasa in KanturkIan O’Sullivan and Eimear Murphy on winning the overall award in this year’s BT Young Scientist Exhibition.

Read details of their wonderful project, which looked at what influence parents drinking has on their children. Below there’s a video, photos and more: (S.R.)

[read more …] “BT Young Scientist Top Award 2015 Goes to Coláiste Treasa in Kanturk”

BT Young Scientist Exhibition at RDS Dublin with MCS Attending

Our sincere thanks to Fr. James McSweeney for the seven splendid pictures just sent live from Dublin of the wonderfully talented Students of Millstreet Community School who are presently attending this highly prestigious Annual Exhibition at the RDS.  Special thanks also to teacher Shane Guerin for making contact with us and in sharing the uplifting story of Millstreet in the Capital!  Shane wishes to acknowledge the much appreciated financial support from Millstreet Community Council which has been provided not only this year but on many previous years also helping to fund this marvellously educational annual visit to the national competition.  (S.R.)

Group Picture of students with their teacher and mentor Shane Guerin.
Group Picture of students with their teacher and mentor Shane Guerin.
Jasper Eastwood Lennon, Darragh McSweeney and Bill Kelleher.
Jasper Eastwood Lennon, Darragh McSweeney and Bill Kelleher.
Megan Ring, Daniel O'Callaghan and Wiktoria Maslach.
Megan Ring, Daniel O’Callaghan and Wiktoria Maslach.
 Niall Murphy, Mark Dennehy and Patrick Dineen.
Niall Murphy, Mark Dennehy and Patrick Dineen.
 Ava Barry, Sarah Dennehy and Chloe Collins.
Ava Barry, Sarah Dennehy and Chloe Collins.
Patrick Dineen with his parents John Joe and Noreen.
Patrick Dineen with his parents John Joe and Noreen.
Niall Murphy with his mum Sheila and sister Joanne.
Niall Murphy with his mum Sheila and sister Joanne.

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The school maintained its impressive record at this event with all 4 proposed projects making it through to the RDS:

  • Bill Kelleher, Darragh McSweeney and Jasper Lennon will investigate “What are the consequences of project maths?”(Social and Behavioural Sciences),
  • Niall Murphy, Patrick Dineen and Mark Dennehy will research “A statistical investigation into the impact of the black card” (Social and Behavioural Sciences),
  • Megan Ring, Victoria Maslach and Daniel O’Callaghan will study “Wild Wednesday- what has Darwin taught us about trees?” (Biological and Ecological), and
  • Ava Barry, Chloe Collins and Sarah Dennehy researched “An investigation into the attendance levels at women’s sports” (Social and Behavioural Sciences).

2077 projects were submitted nationally and with just 550 being accepted, the four accepted from Millstreet already represents a major achievement. All had a ball in Dublin, joined on the final day by the full T.Y. group and 2nd years.

Details from Millstreet Community School

Attendance Levels at Womens Sport

We are three Transition Year students from Millstreet Community School and we are carrying out this survey for our BT Young Scientist project. For our project we are investigating the attendance levels at women’s sports. It would be greatly appreciated if you could fill out this survey. Thank you.

Click on this link to go to the survey: (apologies that the initial link led to a thanks you page)

Young Scientists 2014

2014-01-10 Aine Collins TD and Mark O'Reilly, BT Ireland, with Michael O'Keeffe, Stefan Healy and Keith Dineen from Millstreet Community School, at the BT Young Scientist-1000 Mark O’Reilly, BT Ireland and Áine Collins TD, met with Stefan Healy, Michael O’Keeffe, and Keith Dineen from Millstreet Community School (Áine’s old school) at the recent BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition at the RDS Dublin. Their project was ‘An investigation into the participation of asylum seekers in secondary school education’  [read more …] “Young Scientists 2014”