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Young Scientist Exhibition

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


In its 51st 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 2015

Exhibition took place at RDS  Thursday to Saturday  8 to 10 January 2015            Exhibition_website

Technology Senior Group     

Andrew Cleary, Conor Farrell, Philip Johnson

Title:   An investigation into the possibilities and further development of WiFi tracking.
Overview:   Investigating the possibilities of tracking through WiFi by creating our own tracking system and testing it in our school’s roll-call system.
(Supervising Teacher:  Mr. Lynch)

(Mr. Lynch)

Chemical, Physical & Mathematical Sciences       Senior Group     

Jack McNamara, Brendan O’Connell, Aidan Fitzpatrick

Title:   A Mathematical Study of Minesweeper
Overview:  A study of the mathematical principles and theory governing the game of Minesweeper.
(Supervising Teacher:  Mr. Lynch)

Chemical, Physical & Mathematical Sciences        Intermediate Group    

Julien Carthy, Conor O'Donnell, Michael Mullen:

Title: An investigation of betting odds of horse racing versus the race result  
Overview: Betting odds data was gathered from horse races and compared to the actual outcomes of the selected races to see the level of correlation between the two.
(Supervising Teacher:  Mr. O’Briain)

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.