Twelve Donegal ETB School Projects Qualify for 2023 BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition

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Twelve Donegal ETB school projects have qualified for the 59th BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition. The event takes place in the RDS, Dublin from 11-14 January 2023. The Exhibition is designed to inspire young people to better understand the opportunities that a career in a STEM-related field can offer.

The twelve projects come from thre schools, the Abbey Vocational School in Donegal Town, Coláiste Ailigh in Letterkenny and Moville Community College. Twenty-five entries in total have qualified from Co Donegal. The projects that have qualified are:

Abbey Vocational School, Donegal Town (1-5 Individual entries; 6 Group entry)

  1. Using silica nanoparticles to create self-sustaining antimicrobial surface coatings (Chemical, Physical and Mathematical Sciences)
  2. Back Air Gravitational Support -BAGS (Technology)
  3. Seasonal variation in the antimicrobial activity of native Irish seaweeds (Biological and Ecological)
  4. The possibility and profitability of introducing Donegal to the Irish national rail network to service a social, economical and environmental need (Social and Behavioural Sciences)
  5. What colour is pi? An analysis of patterns in the visible representation of number sequences using colours observed by people with synesthesia (Chemical, Physical and Mathematical Sciences)
  6. An investigation into the most effective household agents at preventing fungal mould on fruit (Biological and Ecological)

Coláiste Ailigh, Letterkenny (1 Individual entry; 2-5 Group entries)

  1. “Le dó nó gan a dó” – Forbairt retardant dóiteáin éiceabhách chun caipeadh tinte fiáine a rialú (Chemical, Physical and Mathematical Sciences)
  2. Fiosrú ar cumas atá ag plandaí eagsula cosc a chur ar chreimeadh uisce (Biological and Ecological)
  3. Fiosrú ar éifeacht lus an phiobair ar luas freagartha i ndéagóirí (Biological and Ecological)
  4. An bhfuil dírítheoirí gruaige ag déanamh do ghruaig níos laige? (Chemical, Physical and Mathematical Sciences)
  5. An bfhuil tionchar ag ardaithe costas bhreosla ar an cinneadh fuinneamh in athnuaite a úsaid sa teach (Social and Behavioural Sciences)

Moville Community College (Individual)

  1. Proteins are not alike (Chemical, Physical & Mathematical Sciences)

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


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