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.
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.
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.)
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.)
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.
Millstreet Community Council has also provided significant financial support this year to Millstreet Christmas Lights Committee. And below we view the enthusiastic Transition Year Students at Millstreet Community School who are presently preparing a special issue of “Clara News” which will be on sale before Christmas.
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
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.
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.)
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.)
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.
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.
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”