Mary Immaculate Secondary School

BT Young Scientist and Technology exhibition

BT Young Scientist and Technology exhibition

Congratulations to all the students who represented Mary Immaculate Secondary School in this years BT Young Scientist and Technology exhibition. You are a credit to our school.

Two awards were brought back from Dublin. Oisín Jackson won the Met Eireann award for the second year running. Eilidh Lawless and Caoimhe McCarthy were highly Commended for their project in the Junior group biological and ecological sciences category.

Well done to the mentoring teachers John Sims, Molly Crilly and Yvonne Nagle.

More details about the projects can be found at:

The list of projects are given below.

Oisín Jackson: An Investigation into the Relationship Between Precipitation and Water Levels in Turloughs in the Burren

Eilidh Lawless & Caoimhe Mc Carthy: Does water temperature affect the righting ability of two species of starfish (Asterias rubens and Asterina gibbosa)?

Grace McNamara: An investigation in differences in the morphology of Succisa pratensis growing in different parts of the Burren

Issy Moloney & Katelyn Whelan: Short term changes in the pH, salinity, temperature and DO of rockpools in Clare and its relationship to the biodiversity in those rockpools

Lily Richardson, Grace Whelan & Elizabeth McMahon: An examination of sand hopper (Talitrus saltator) populations on three shores in north Clare

Michaela Kelly, Cáit Ní Chualáin & Riley Keane: Does the geological substrate have an effect on the trophic state of lakes in North Clare?

Emily Costello & Ethan Zhou: Is this the end of Ash?

Nicole Bujnowska & Hannah Vaughan: An investigation into the covering behaviour of sea urchins (Paracentrotus lividus)

Ella Mooney: Can biochar be used in the construction industry to reduce carbon emissions?

Niamh Linnane: No more nasty surprises; period!

Aisling Vaughan: Can Mental Health and Wellbeing Systems be Improved on in Irish Post primary Schools

Fionn Rush: A Machine Learning Approach to Organ Donor Designation

Patrick Byrne O’Connell & Thomas O’Regan: Does the run-off from land into the sea affect the amount of Ulva lactuca

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