14 Tipp Projects Feature At BT Young Scientist & Tech Exhibition

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Students from several schools in the county presented 14 projects at the BT YOUNG SCIENTIST & TECHNOLOGY EXHIBITION 2023 (BTYSTE) – this is the first in person event since 2020.  In all 1,100 students from 212 schools across Ireland set up their projects and presented to the judges – the results will be announced in a ceremony beginning at 5.30pm today, Friday January 13th.
A project from St Anne’s Secondary School in Tipperary town delivered by Millie Kelly and Maeve O’Callaghan examines the “Science of Anger” in a study of spectator reaction to referee decision making in juvenile GAA.
Shane O’Connor and Liam Carew examined the impact of second level education on key aspects of Adolescents life and development – both are students at the Abbey School in Tipperary town.
Hong Yu Chen, a student in Rockwell College analysed the point cloud map fusion algorithm in the use of drones.

Luke Blackwell examined factors influencing the effectiveness of natural fertiliser on different soils in a project submitted from Thurles CBS.

Emily Flanagan and Faye Twomey examine if fruit stickers are necessary and if a better alternative exists – the students attend Presentation Secondary School Thurles
Sarah Ryan and Rebecca Jordan investigated what social and economic reasons cause stigma surrounding menstruation and women – the are both students at Coláiste Mhuire Co-Ed in Thurles.
Three students from Ursuline Secondary School in Thurles examined the issue of Restrictions on Addiction – the team is made up of Rosa Ryan, Gillian Ahearne and Kate Fitzgerald.
Cistercian College has 4 projects in the Exhibition – topics addressed by the students include a comparative study  of electrolytes in sports drinks, the impact of different type of kicking tees on the flight of a ball, can a hydrogen fuel cell power a small scale wheelchair and can  plants be used to  prevent soil erosion and leaching.
Two projects submitted by St Joseph’s examine the performance of the new sliotar and a study into the ineffectiveness of the current PH scale.
A project from Borrisokane Community College examines how QR codes can be used to bring peaceful messages to our homes.
The BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition is much more than a competition – it is the experience of a lifetime for the students and teachers who take part. Designed to raise schools’ engagement in the critical subjects of science, technology, engineering, and maths (STEM), the Exhibition calls upon students aged 12-19 years from all over the island of Ireland to showcase innovative science and technology projects. Thirty primary schools from across Ireland are also taking part in the Primary Science Fair alongside the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition.