Thirteen Donegal ETB School Projects Qualify for 2020 BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition

Thirteen Donegal ETB school projects have qualified for the 56th BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition. The event takes place in the RDS, Dublin from 8-11 January 2020. The Exhibition is designed to inspire young people to better understand the opportunities that a career in a STEM-related field can offer.

The thirteen projects come from four schools, the Abbey Vocational School (Donegal Town), Coláiste Ailigh (Letterkenny), Magh Éne College (Bundoran) and Mulroy College (Milford). They represent more than half of the twenty-three entries that have qualified from Co Donegal. The projects that have qualified are:

Abbey Vocational School, Donegal Town (All Group entries)

  1. Antimicrobial Seaweeds, Biological and Ecological category
  2. Can education reduce the use of single use plastics? Social and Behavioural Sciences category
  3. Flax as an alternative to heavy duty plastic strapping, Technology category

Coláiste Ailigh, Letterkenny (All Individual entries)

  1. The benefits of walking soccer, Social and Behavioural Sciences category
  2. Fiosrúchán ar éifeacht thuismitheoirí ar oideachas agus slí bheatha á bpáistí, Social and Behavioural Sciences category
  3. An eifeacht atá ag easpa fuinseoige ar chúrsaí iománaíochta agus an gá atá le trial a bhaint as crainn eile chun camáin a dhéanamh in Éirinn, Biological and Ecological category
  4. Imscrudu ar an tionchar at ag ceimic in uachtar greine ar ar gcraiceann, Biological and Ecological category
  5. An féidir leis an gnáth Duine siúl i gceart, Social and Behavioural Sciences category
  6. Cén tionchar atá ag reo fad tearma ar na treithe frith-baictearach atá ag mogóir róis, Biological and Ecological category

Magh Éne College, Bundoran (All Group entries)

  1. An investigation into job satisfaction among General Practitioners north and south of the Irish border, Social and Behavioural Sciences category
  2. An investigation into herbivore stress on lettuce plants, Biological and Ecological category
  3. An investigation into the preparations for Brexit by farmers North and South of the border, Social and Behavioural Sciences category

Mulroy College (Individual entry)

  1. “Are yee drinking that!” – The electrochemical detection of nitrates in river water using a modified copper electrode, Chemical, Physical & Mathematical Sciences category

The full list of qualified projects from across the country can be found here.