Congratulations to the students of Kinsale Community School who competed at the BT Young Scientist Competition last week in the RDS. Eleven projects represented the school and students received 8 awards at the event. Awards were received in a variety of categories such as Biological & Ecological, Social & Behavioural and Chemical, Physical & Mathematical.
Award Winners at the BT Young Scientist 2016 were:
Alva White: Category: Biological & Ecological Junior Individual 3rd Place. Project: The effect PH of water has on the yield of wheatgrass.
Conor Horan : Category: Social & Behavioural Junior Individual 3rd Place. Project: A statistical study into whether people have become desensitized to human suffering.
David Daly: Category: Social & Behavioural Junior Individual 2nd Place. Project: Statistical analysis of the current migrant crisis
Cliodhna Doyle, Freyja Hellebust: Category: Social & Behavioural Junior Group 3rd Place.Project: A statistical study of the effects of photo based social media on body image and if this is dependent on gender and age
Katie Daly, Áine Cummins, Ellen Kelleher: Category: Social & Behavioural Highly Commended. Project: An investigation into the different impact mixed schools and single-sex schools have on student’s personal and academic development
Ryan O’Sullivan, Thomas Greenan, Michael Murphy: Category: Social & Behavioural Highly Commended. Project: A Thuismitheoirí “An Bhfuil Sibh Aireach Go Leor?” (A Parental Call of Duty)
Hannah Kellett, Aisling Hurley: Category: Biological & Ecological Highly Commended. Project: A photometric analysis of the bioluminescence properties of Pyrocytis Lunula Algae when exposed to pollutants.
Madi Hayes, Alicja Bakula: Category: Chemical, Physical & Mathematical Highly Commended. Project: Domestic reverse osmosis filtration Vs. mains water, is there a difference?