Students triumph at BT Young Scientist Bootcamp

By: March 7, 2014
Cut Aina Hannisa, Emma Kirwan, Eamonn Sweeney, Anna McEvoy and Alex Gallagher Lynch Cut Aina Hannisa, Emma Kirwan, Eamonn Sweeney, Anna McEvoy and Alex Gallagher Lynch

The winners of the 2014 BT Young Scientist Business Bootcamp, a four-day intensive commercialisation skills programme held at NovaUCD and UCD Science have been announced. Alex Gallagher Lynch, aged 18 from St Nathy’s College, Roscommon; Anna McEvoy aged 17 from Our Lady’s College Drogheda; Cut Aina Hannisa, aged 16 from Regina Mundi College, Cork; Eamonn Sweeney aged 17 from Jesus & Mary Secondary School, Sligo; and Emma Kirwan aged 16 from Tullamore College, Offaly won ‘best overall team’ for their work on the project ‘Addressing the issue of unnoticed road signs’. The project set out to design and engineer a cost effective solution to the issue of unnoticed road signs.

Katie Culligan, aged 17 from Dominican College Drumcondra was recognised as the best individual student. All of the winners will enjoy summer placements at leading third level universities including NUI Galway and University of Limerick.