Five Kilkenny projects in Young Scientist contest

Five projects from Kilkenny secondary schools have been selected for the 2012 BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition.

Five projects from Kilkenny secondary schools have been selected for the 2012 BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition.

Four projects by students at Coláiste Pobal Osraí will compete in the ‘Social and Behavioural Sciences’ category and one from Kilkenny College is in the ‘Technology’ category.

The projects include:

• “An Investigation Into the Relative Impact of Bottom-up or Top-down Approaches to Social Change – Spoken Irish as a Case Study” by Rónán Butler and Alan Cullen (Intermediate, Group 2)

• “An Investigation of the Moral Compasses of General and Prison Populations and the Effect of Rehabilitation” by Caoilfhionn Ní Argáin, Jilly Ní Dhonnabháinn and Aisling Ní Bhroin (Junior, Group 3)

• “What Effect Would Carbon Labelling Have on Consumer Choice, CO2 Emission and Local Economy” by Tiernan Shaw, Aoibheann Ní Chonchubhair and Ruairi Heddon (Junior, Group 3)

• “An Investigation Into the Difference Between Perceptions and Reality of Teenage Sexual Activity” by Chelsea de Paor, Amy Dewberry and Aisling NicCraith (Intermediate, Group 3)

• “Smart Pipe – An Automated Water Circulation Anti-Freezing System” by Matt Murtagh White, Jamie Kerr and Andrew Jeffers (Senior, Group 3)

They will be competing against their peers from around Ireland at the competition in Dublin’s RDS from January 11-14.