Creagh College students qualify for BT Young Scientist Exhibition Finals
The staff and students of Creagh College were delighted to hear on Tuesday last that one of the 5 projects they entered for the BT Young Scientist Exhibition has been selected for the final, to be held in the RDS next January.
“This is a huge honour for our school” said Science Teacher, Enda Gallagher. “The Creagh College finalist project this year, is called ‘Dia-Beating Hypo’s’. The first aim of this project is to test the suitability of sugary drinks on the market for a diabetic, suffering a hypoglycemic episode. The second aim is to design a new drink that will deliver the desired glucose level that a diabetic suffering a hypoglycemic episode needs, in the lowest possible volume. The drink will aim to have a much lower level of harmful additives than others on the market. The possibility of designing a key-ring sized container with the drink will also be explored.” The team consists of Transition Year students Sam Walsh and Brandon Paisley.
For the past few years the staff and students of Creagh College have attended the finals of the BTYSE every January with the aim of instilling a love of Science amongst their students. Deputy Principal, Declan O’Toole explained “Our students are seeing real, long-term benefits by getting involved. It’s a great way to get pupils inspired about the vital subjects of Science and Technology and a brilliant way to showcase our school’s scientific strengths. It also helps to put the fun back into Science. Last year two of our students won first prize in the SciFest Physical Sciences category and this year we will be going to the RDS for the first time as finalists”.
The BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition Finals will take place next January and it’s expected that up to 60,000 visitors, young and old, will attend. The exhibition will incorporate the 550 secondary school student projects that were shortlisted from over 2,000 entries for display at the event.