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Young Scientist Exhibition

Students who may be interested in entering the next Young Scientist exhibition should contact Mr. O’Briain and may also discuss their ideas with their Science teacher.


In its 52nd year the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition is much more than a competition; it is an unforgettable experience of a lifetime for the students who take part.

The exhibition itself is the final stage in the competition which is open to all second level students from Ireland, both North and South. As well as the 550 student projects on display, there are a further four exhibition halls filled with science and technology based exhibits and entertainment, making it a thrilling event for those who enter and for general visitors too.

There are over 100 prizes to be won, including the prestigious
BT Young Scientist(s) of the Year Award and the chance to represent Ireland at the European Union Contest for Young Scientists.

Many previous winners of the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition have gone on to amazing careers in the science and technology industries. Indeed, many of them used their award as a springboard to launch their professional lives.

For more detailed information including entry details visit:

BT Young Scientist Exhibition 2016

Exhibition took place at RDS  Thursday to Saturday  7 to 9 January 2016

Gonzaga Projects in Young Scientist Exhibition 2016

Both entries came from Transition Year.

Category:    Intermediate Chemical, Physical and Mathematical Sciences

"How realistic are artificial rugby pitches"

by James O'Grady

This project examined  the bounce of a ball on a variety of surfaces.          

David Michael O’Doherty won the Young Scientist of the Year in 2002 with his project entitled:

The Distribution of the Primes and the Underlying Order to Chaos.

He was a 5th Year student in Gonzaga at the time.

He went on to study mathematics at Cambridge.

Category:   Social and Behavioural Intermediate,

"Have your say"

by Eoghan Quinn, Charlie Goulding and Thomas Moore, 

This project looked at how our opinions are influenced by our peers.