Donegal succes at he 50th BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition

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Ronan MacGaoithin, Marian Harkin MEP and Eoin MacGaoithin.
Ronan MacGaoithin, Marian Harkin MEP and Eoin MacGaoithin.

Donegal students collected seven awards at the 50th BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition.
!,165 students from 32 counties covering 550 projects from 210 schools nationwide competed for the coveted title ‘Winner of the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition 2014’.
The winner was Paul Clarke, a fifth year student at St Paul’s College in Raheny, Dublin.
Donegal students have taken home seven awards at the 50th BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition
Letterkenny brothers Ronan and Eóin McGeehin from Coláiste Ailigh collected two awards, the pair came first in the Chemical, Physical and Mathematical sciences category.
They were also given the special Intellectual Ventures Award.
Their idea was warning system to tell motorists when the road surface becomes icy.
The Science Foundation Ireland Special Award went to Mulroy College student Chloe Bradley with her project to investigate the nutritive value of gorse and heather as a food source for mountain sheep!
Coláiste Ailigh student Odhrán Mac Fhionnghaile took silver on his study of Irish attitudes to global warming in the social and behavioural sciences section.
Ultan O’Fearail, Conor Logue and Mikey Sweeney, also from Coláiste Ailigh took runners-up spot in their category with a plant science project in the biological and ecological sciences section.
 

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