Best of luck to all the students from Magh Ene College who have entered this year’s BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition. This year, 11 projects from 26 students have entered the competition. Thanks also to their teacher Mrs. Vallely.
The projects entered from the school are as follows:
2nd yr students Niamh Carolan and Emma Birney have entered the junior category with their project ‘Getting On The Right Track’. Five groups of TY students have entered the competition this year. TY student Matthew Barry has entered the intermediate Mathematical and Physical category with his project ‘Improved electrochemical capacitor incorporating doped graphene and a liquefied gas’. Oisin Carolan and Aaron Bradshaw who are also in TY are carrying out ‘An investigation into Biofeedback’. Rachel Connolly, Rachel Moore and Anne Marie Roberts have entered their project ‘An investigation of Autumn foraging activity of four species of Irish bat’. Shane Towey, Gearoid Sweeney and Mason Collins have entered their project ‘How Different strategies effect success rate on penalty kicks’. TY students Maria McLoughlin and Hannah McGagh are carrying out ‘A comparative study between 4th class and 4th year (TY) to investigate the effects of different music types on memorisation and concentration capabilities’.
Five groups of fifth year students have entered the competition this year. Aine Dillon, Katie Curran and Niamh Creevy have entered their project ‘A test of the intermediate disturbance hypothesis on a rocky sea shore in Bundoran’ to the senior biological and ecological category. The girls took part in the competition last year with a different biology project. Another group of 5th year students Rachel McGee and Caoimhe Delaney are carrying out a ‘Survey on Concussions during sports’. Alannah Hamrogue, Hannah McNulty and Charlie Finn are carrying out ‘A study of the effect of the former barite mine on its environs in North County Sligo’. Jamie Lee Clancy, Caolan Clancy and Rachel Currid, who also took part in the competition last year have entered ‘An investigation into the effect of different plant extracts on the action of amylase on starch digestion’. Tara Dolan and Chloe Kilkenny who were highly-commended for the project they entered last year, have entered the competition again this year with their study ‘An investigation into whether the breathalylzer scandal has affected public attitudes towards the Gardai Siochana and the Justice system’
We wish all the students well with their entries and as they carry out their project work over the coming months!!