Seven Kildare Winners at BT Young Scientist Exhibition

Seven projects from Kildare received awards at the closing ceremony of the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition in the RDS Dublin held last week, writes Paula Campbell.

Seven projects from Kildare received awards at the closing ceremony of the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition in the RDS Dublin held last week, writes Paula Campbell.

Bright spark Vahe Sasunts from Ard Scoil Rath Iomghain scooped two awards for his innovative project The Multibooting Computer. He came second in the Junior Individual Category Award - Technology and was awarded the Google Trailblazers Best Male under the Special Awards Category.

Piper’s Hill student Aditya Krishnan was highly commended for his project on Are Potted Plants Plotting? while Maynooth Post Primary student Daniel Hobbs took 3rd in the Senior Individual Category Award - Chemical, Physical and Mathematical Sciences for his project Crystal whiskers: Their piezoelectric properties. Patrick Whelan from Ard Scoil Na Tríonóide in Athy; Ciara Kealy, Aoife Hanlon and Katie Kavanagh, also from Ard Scoil Na Tríonóide in Athy, and Katherine Murphy from Newbridge College, also took awards.

For extensive coverage of the Kildare entrants at the exhibition, see this week’s Leinster Leader.