Three Offaly entries on display at 2013 BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition

Three Offaly projects will be proudly on display at the 2013 BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition which is set to be the biggest ever

Three Offaly projects will be proudly on display at the 2013 BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition which is set to be the biggest ever

The event has broken all previous records for entries received with 1,879 ideas entered from 4,189 students from 32 counties, never has there been such an appetite from young people to drive a better future for Ireland.

Offaly’s participants are from three seperate schools with St Rynagh’s Community College, Gallen CS and Oaklands CS all represented.

Jeremy Rigney from Saint Rynagh’s Community College will feature in the technology section with his project ‘Games based learning versus traditional classroom methods: which is more effective?’ This study compared the effectiveness of traditional teaching methods to game based learning using a game developed by a student to teach a maths concept.

Featuring in the Social and Behavioural Science category will be an entry from Oaklands Community College. Sinead Hickey, Esther Kenny and Kerrie Quinn’s project entitle ‘Infectious Design’ aims to look at the effects of piercing and tatoos on the body and in a career choice.

Also in the Social and Behavioural Sciences is a project entitled ‘Having a bit of a problem: an investigation into the use of bits with horses’. The project by Celine Camon and Emma Phelan from Gallen CS investigates the response of horses when various types of ‘bits’ are used and the materials that can influence their performance.

The 2013 BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition will take place in the RDS (Royal Dublin Society), Dublin from January 9th – 12th.  For more information on the exhibition visit www.btyoungscientist.com or connect on http://www.facebook.com/BTYSTE or http://twitter.com/btyste. Alternatively, you can call 1800 924 362 (ROI) or 0800 917 1297 (from NI).