Young Scientists heading for RDS
Young Scientists 2018-2019
A fantastic five projects qualified for Dublin this year so the T.Y. cohort will be busy surveying, measuring and observing as they gather data on a wide variety of scientific research projects. the projects are "Can alternative pastures outform artificial fertilizers", conducted by Bevin, Omar and Darren, with teacher J. O Donoghue; "The effects of psoriasis on adolescent mental health in 2018", researched by Hannah and Ria, with teacher J.O Donoghue; "A one-stop shop website for parents of school leavers", investigated by Sarah, Ryan and Sylvester, under the tutelage of D. O Leary; "A geology study of our local quarry including a graphic log" , researched by Diarmuid, James and Joyce, with teacher S. Guerin; "Assessing economic activity using waste types and volumes from a recycling centre", conducted by Daniel and Noah and teacher S. Guerin.
It all sounds impressive and the best of luck to all. As well as gaining valuable scientific insights into these areas, the students will develop skills on the scientific process and data-gathering techniques, skills which will be vital in future college studies and careers.