BT Young Scientist and Technology Category win and Special award for Coláiste Chiaáin Students
BT Young Scientist and Technology Category win and Special award for Coláiste Chiaáin Students.
Two second year students from Coláiste Chiaráin, Croom have won the Junior Physical, Chemical, and Mathematical Science Category in the 2022 BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition with their cost – cutting and recycling project ‘How much Sauce is left in Condiment Bottles?’.
Rosemary Lucey (14) and Sarah-Jane Noonan (14) investigated the amount of waste sauce left in the bottle after the user thinks it is empty, while looking at the consequential impact this has on the environment. Through their research they also looked at the optimal bottle type for reducing such waste.
The students were also awarded a special prize – the Williams Lea Ireland Award for the project that demonstrates the best use of graphic design in both the display presentation and the project report book.
Congratulations to our students, mentor teacher all that make Coláiste Chiaráin a vibrant environment for students to experience and achieve in the wider science and STEM areas, “we are delighted for our students, their achievement is wonderful and is a great end to the many many months of hard work and dedication committed to their project. We are all so proud of their success.”
This is the second consecutive year that Coláiste Chiaráin have claimed the top prize in the Junior Category and much credit must go to their Science teacher and mentor Ms. Edel Farrell. Coláiste Chiaráin were also represented in the Exhibition in the Intermediate Technology Category by Seán and Sarah O’Sullivan with their website ‘ClimateActionHow.com’, which aims to educate, inspire and call us to action in the fight against climate change.