McNulty praises young scientist competition

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Wednesday, January 17th, 2018
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SDLP Assembly Member for Newry and Armagh Justin McNulty recently visited the all island BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition at the RDS in Dublin and met with local participants.

St Catherine’s College in Armagh were one of the exhibitors from the North, with their project on the production of bioethanol from the school’s canteen food waste.

Speaking to Newry Times, McNulty explained, “The BT Young Scientist & Technology Competition has never been more relevant and it is great to see so many young people from across this island submit some truly outstanding projects.



“Our society and indeed job opportunities are becoming ever more reliant on those with a science, engineering or technology background. The BT Young Scientist and Technology exhibition encourages and fosters interest in these areas.

“I had the pleasure of visiting the exhibition this morning and was blown away by some of the projects being promoted by the young men and women from right across Ireland. The St Catherine’s College team from Armagh had a very innovative project looking at the potential of waste food from school canteens being recycled as an energy source.



“These are the type of environmental and forward looking projects and discussions we as a society need to be looking at. These students are the innovators and entrepreneurs of the future and this competition is a fantastic way of promoting and encouraging their curiosity, confidence and thinking with participation in challenging projects.

The local MLA added, “There were thousands of participants in the RDS today and I was really overwhelmed with the incredibly positive diversity in projects and participation. I look forward to going back and seeing even more participants from Newry and Armagh in the future.”



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