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Irish students seek further success in Young Scientist competition

Posted by SchoolDays Newshound on 11/01/2013. Irish students seek further success in Young Scientist competitionTags: Primary School News Secondary School News

As many as 15,000 people attended the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition in Dublin yesterday (January 10th) with another 45,000 expected to check out the projects before the exhibition closes tomorrow.

The competition is in its 49th year and organisers say they received a record 1743 submissions this year, with 550 selected to compete for the prestigious Young Scientist(s) of the Year award. The winner, announced tonight, will go on to represent Ireland in the European Union Contest for Young Scientists.

Irish candidates traditionally do well in the European competition, having continued their national success out on the continent in 14 of the last 24 years. 

This was true last year, when Eric Doyle and Mark Kelly won the EU trophy for their project to improve the accuracy of satellites, the Irish Independent reports.

The competition is open to all second level students, but this year's exhibition also displays projects from 120 primary schools.

Fionnuala Ward, an education officer from Educate Together, said: "It's great to see children so enthusiastically and actively involved in their learning." 

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