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Aoibhín Ní Fhionnagáin, a third year student in Coláiste Oiriall, received the award for BT Best Overall Project in Irish at the BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition in the RDS last Friday evening with her project entitled “Lámhscríbhneoireacht dochtúirí i gcomparáid le scríobh daoine eile”. Aoibhín’s project was also received Highly Commended in the Social and Behavioural Intermediate Individual category.

 

 

BT Best Project in Irish presented by Carl O Daly, former Science Inspector, Department of Education, to Aoibhin  for her project 'Lámhscríbhneoireacht dochtúirí Vs lámhscríbhneoireacht daoine eile'. Her project was in the Social and Behavioural Sciences - Intermediate – Individual category. The prize however covered all Irish language projects in all categories in the exhibition. BT Best Project in Irish presented by Carl O Daly, former Science Inspector, Department of Education, to Aoibhin for her project ‘Lámhscríbhneoireacht dochtúirí Vs lámhscríbhneoireacht daoine eile’. Her project was in the Social and Behavioural Sciences – Intermediate – Individual category. The prize however covered all Irish language projects in all categories in the exhibition.

 The project focused on the general perception that a doctor’s writing is illegible in comparison to a layperson’s. During her research Aoibhín drew up her own survey to collect extensive data from 447 sources to support her hypothesis.

Aoibhín was awarded overall runner up prize in May at the Scifest North East region which was held in Dundalk Institute of Technology. Almost all the Gaelcholáistí throughout the country had submitted projects including Gaelcholáistí and Gaeltacht schools in Bray, Arklow, Limerick, Dublin, Kildare, Galway, Kerry, Cork, Letterkenny, Kilkenny, Meath and Wexford. They were all in competition for the BT Best Project in Irish.

Ar na Gaelcholáistí a bhí páirteach i dTaispeántas Eolaí Óg agus Teicneolaíochta BT 2015 agus a bhí san iomaíocht don ghradam ‘An Tionscnamh Gaeilge is Fearr’ bhí Choláiste Chillian, Baile Átha Cliath, Gaelcholáiste Luimní, Pobalscoil Ghaoth Dobhair, Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí, Gaelcholáiste Reachrann, Baile Átha Cliath, Coláiste Ailigh, Leitir Ceanainn, Coláiste Iosagáin, Baile Átha Cliath, Coláiste Osraí, Cill Chainnigh, Coláiste Choilm, Corcaigh, Coláiste Naomh Eoin, Inis Meáin, Coláiste Cholmcille, Indreabhán, Gaelcholáiste na Mara, an tInbhear Mór agus Gaelcholáiste an Phiarsaigh, Baile Átha Cliath. Arís déanann muid comhghairdeas le Aoibhín a bhuaigh an gradam ‘An Tionscnamh is Fearr i nGaeilge’ tráthnóna Aoine seo chuaigh thart lena tionscnamh ‘Lámhscríbhneoireacht dochtúirí i gcomparáid le scríobh daoine eile’.

Buaileann an tAire Ealaíne, Oidhreachta agus Gaeltachta, Heather Humphreys TD agus Paul Wright ó BT le Niamh agus Aideen daltaí chéad bhliana ó Cholaiste Oiriall ag an Taispeántas Eolaí Óg agus Teicneolaíochta BT 2015 le tionscnamh s’acu 'Triail chun fáil amach an bhfuil baint ar bith idir BMI an duine agus an méid bachlóga blaise atá acu'.Buaileann an tAire Ealaíne, Oidhreachta agus Gaeltachta, Heather Humphreys TD agus Paul Wright ó BT le Niamh agus Aideen daltaí chéad bhliana ó Cholaiste Oiriall ag an Taispeántas Eolaí Óg agus Teicneolaíochta BT 2015 le tionscnamh s’acu ‘Triail chun fáil amach an bhfuil baint ar bith idir BMI an duine agus an méid bachlóga blaise atá acu’.

Bhí tionscnamh eile istigh ag beirt chailín ón chéad bhliain: Aideen Nic Gabhann agus Niamh Ní Mhaolábhail. Their project was entitled “An bhaint atá ag bachlóga blasa le staid sláinte” or “the association between taste buds and state of heatlh”. Aideen’s and Niamh’s project also received Highly Commended in the Biological and Ecological Junior Group category.

New records were broken by the 51st BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition with 2,077 project ideas submitted last October by 4,616 students. Many of these projects were accepted for the competition in the RDS. The BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition is supported by a number of partners including the Department of Education and Skills, Analog Devices, Intel, Perrigo and RTE. Gabhann muid buíochas do na Múinteoirí Roisin Uí Choinn agus don Mhúinteoir Jane Nic Phaidín a rinne na daltaí a thionlacan go dtí an taispeántas an tseachtain seo chuaigh thart.