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Clare young scientists at the RDS

THE BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition 2015 officially opened at the RDS in Dublin on Wednesday but it is this Thursday and Friday that things begin to really heat up for the entrants. The preliminary phase of judging takes place today (Thursday) and the final round of judging takes place early on Friday, with the overall award announced to coincide with RTÉ’s Six One News. For the winner or winners, the overall award can open up great opportunities to advanced education and top-class jobs in their chosen field. From the science behind the often controversial voting in the Eurovision Song Contest to the correlation between mathematics and music, the 51st annual exhibition promises to be more exciting than ever with a huge range of projects on offer, guaranteed to fascinate all visitors. Those in attendance will see the work of 1,185 students in 550 projects, 22 of which are Clare entries. The exhibition at the RDS represents the culmination …

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RDS beckons for Clare’s young scientists

Students from seven Clare schools will exhibit 22 projects in the 2015 BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition at the RDS, Dublin in January. Leading the way, with 10 entries, is Mary Immaculate Secondary School, Lisdoonvarna, followed by Scoil Mhuire, Ennistymon and Meanscoil na mBráithre, Ennistymon, with three each; St John Bosco Community College, Kildysart and Gaelcholáiste an Chláir, Ennis, with two each, and Rice College, Ennis and Kilrush Community College with one each. Among the Galway schools an interest in the Young Scientist competition are Seamount College in Kinvara, with one project, and Portumna Community College, with three. At the 51st annual event from January 7 to 10, there are over 120 awards to be won, including the prestigious BT Young Scientist & Technologist of the Year. The BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition is organised by BT Ireland, one of the country’s leading communications and networked IT service providers, and is supported by a number of valued partners …

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Keelan claims scholarship for academic excellence

A North Clare student was presented with a €20,000 scholarship rewarding academic excellence at a ceremony recently. Keelan McMahon received the Naughton Foundation Academic Scholarship, after accepting a place at University College Cork to study Mathematical Science. Keelan will receive the scholarship over the duration of his third-level course and not only does the award benefit him, it also means his alma mater, Mary Immaculate Secondary School in Lisdoonvarna, will benefit. The scholarship includes a payment of €1,000 to the school. The Naughton Foundation is a private family foundation, established by Martin and Carmel Naughton in 1994, to support worthwhile causes in the arts and education. In 2008, the scholarship programme was set up to increase support for Leaving Certificate students, who would like to study engineering, science and technology at third level in Ireland. Originally, the programme only applied to students from counties Louth, Meath and Monaghan. However, it has now expanded to cover 20 counties and continues to …

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