Students find app for choosing the right surfboard

Three students from Kildare have developed an app to help beginner surfers choose the right surf board for them.

The students Isabelle Fagan, Niamh Egan, Elaina Duggan, from St Wolstan’s College, who are all keen surfers developed the app so people who are new to the sport of surfing can choose the right board for them.

The app takes into account the surfers height, weight and how regularly they surf.

The three students aim to have the app available for download off iTunes by the summer.

The students displayed their project findings at the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition 2012 at Dublin’s RDS. Leaving Cert students Eric Doyle and Mark Kelly, both aged 17, from Synge Street CBS, Dublin 8 won top prize at the event now in its 48th year for their project entitled, “Simulation accuracy in the gravitational many-body problem”.

Eric and Mark were presented with a cheque for €5,000, tickets to the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, the opportunity to represent Ireland at the 24th European Union Young Scientist competition taking place in Bratislava in September and a Waterford crystal trophy.

Almost 1,200 students from 30 counties covering 550 projects from 221 schools nationwide competed for the coveted title ‘Winner of the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition 2012.’