Congratulations to the students who were successful in being chosen for the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition in the RDS in January 2020. Only 550 projects get chosen from over 2500 entries each year and this time around, the Ursuline College were lucky enough to get 8 projects through. This is a record number of projects ranging in topics from sociology, through technology to biology. The topics being investigated include: 1) A senior individual project for Ellen Woodward who is building a wearable device that displays emotions for non-verbal children, utilizing colours 2) An individual senior project for Fatma Dogan investigating the contralateral left handedness and dyslexia link 3) An individual senior project for Nadia Mohammed investigating the growth of leaf yeast at different altitudes, as an indicator of pollution in Sligo 4) A Senior group consisting of Maura and Brid Madden who are building a fireproof charging station that has an integrated heatmap connected via Bluetooth. This allows the user to safely charge and monitor multiple devices. 5) An intermediate group consisting of Isabelle Roche, Holly O’Boyle and Tara Ní Bhroin who are investigating the efficacy of mirror therapy for phantom limb sensation 6) An intermediate group made up of Yaida Joof and Kate Ward who are investigating the link between concentration, tasks and loud eating 7) An intermediate group consisting of Rosha McDonnell and Laoise Moylan who are looking at how the specific frequency of light affects respiration and metabolism in weight loss 8) An intermediate group comprising Ella McDaid, Niamh Carolan and Líle Hensey who are using a voltage controlled electromechanical lens system to optimize light gathering of photovoltaic cells.
All of these students are currently working very hard to complete their projects before the exhibition in January. We wish them the best of luck.