Rogers commends local young scientists

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Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014
Local Schools are among the 550 projects on display at the 50th BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition in the RDS.

SDLP MLA Sean Rogers

SDLP Education Spokesperson, Seán Rogers who attended the Exhibition on Thursday explained, “The event is part of the BT ‘ Better Futures’ strategy where Science and Technology is used to improve life for us all.” “I was impressed not alone with the level of Science and Technology on display, but how the young people demonstrated their enthusiasm as they described their projects. “This is the Premier STEM event on this Island, it was good to see a number of projects from Northern Ireland and especially from St Louis Grammar School, Kilkeel and Abbey Grammar School, Newry.” St Louis were represented by Cormac Hardy and Eoin McGivern . Their ‘ Easy Freezy’ device prevents the water in the windscreen washer bottle and pipes freezing during the cold winter days. Eoin Lane’s and Oisin McKinley’s project was entered in the biological and ecological section. It was a study of the behaviour of the Red Beadlet Anemone which they discovered on the shore at Greencastle. Rogers who was very impressed by the local students contribution also took the opportunity to congratulate teaching staff saying, “Such projects just don’t happen without the dedication of our teachers, to whom we owe a deep gratitude. It will be the weekend before the results are known but Cormac, Eoin, Eoin and Oisin are already winners.”
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