Integrated Schools are finalists in Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition

Good luck to Fort Hill Integrated College, Lisburn and New-Bridge Integrated College, Loughbrickland, who are both finalists in the BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition in the RDS in Dublin next week.

Integrated Schools are finalists in Young Scientist and Technology ExhibitionThe Fort Hill team are Jack Hanna, Michael Clarke and Katie Bailey with their project “The effect of diluting antibacterial soap” which is entered in the Biological and Ecological category.

New Bridge is represented by Year 10 student Jack Delaney and his project, “Pi-Ticket”, entered in the Technology category.  Jack has designed a method of entry into small events by linking a raspberry pi computer to your phone using a QR code.

Both teams recently attended a special reception the Long Gallery in Stormont, celebrating students from Northern Ireland who were shortlisted in the BT Young Scientist awards scheme.

The annual Young Scientist exhibition was established by two physics researchers from the University College Dublin, Rev. Dr. Tom Burke and Dr. Tony Scott, who , came across the concept of ‘Science Fairs’ while conducting research in New Mexico, America. The pair decided that this type of hands-on science was something that could benefit students in Ireland and so the Young Scientist Exhibition was born in 1963. BT has been the proud sponsor and organiser of the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition for 17 years.

This year marks the 53rd year of the Young Scientist Exhibition, making it one of the longest- standing exhibitions of its kind in the world. It runs from Wednesday 11 to Saturday 14 January, with winners announced on the Friday.