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BT Young Scientist Competition


Congratulations to our Sutton Park Students who were finalists at the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition which took place January 6th – 9th.

Special congratulations to Heather Murphy & Naoise Tobin (Transition Year) who won the Irish Patent Office Special Award and gained a Highly Commended recommendation from the judges. The girls project ‘Sound Absorbing Paint’ involved the development of a paint containing activated carbon which reduced the sound reflections from smooth surfaces avoiding the constructive interference problem where sound can be amplified in rooms of modern design. Their idea came from their study of a popular café where the walls and floors are constructed from hard shiny materials like tiles. They were interviewed for RTE’s Morning Ireland, FM104, The Irish Independent and the Irish Daily Mail. They have been invited to bring their fellow TY students to The Science Gallery.

Special congratulations also to Omar Salem (3rd Year) who won the TAG Special Award for his project ‘The design of a multi role stealth aircraft and testing its viability’ Omar Designed a military specification multi role heavy stealth aircraft equipped with many new innovations and designs that can evade radar detection and increase  fuel efficiency. Omar was interviewed for the RTE 6 0’clock news.

Well done also to Jonathan Butler and Oisin McCay from Transition Year for their project  ‘Deception. Can our senses be manipulated?’ They ran several tests on their many subjects and showed that vision can override hearing, taste and weight perception. They were interviewed for TV3 News.