or any budding young scientist, there’s one showdown each year in this country that separates the mineralogy from the biosphere.
And that’s the awards handed out at the BT Young Scientist And Technology Exhibition.
Now in its 58th year, there were plenty of smiling faces and steamed-up glasses at this year’s shindig, and one of the broadest smiles came from St David’s 6th year student Vagif Aliyev.
Vagif with his new bodyguard
And that’s because young Vagif won the Technology Senior Individual 1st place prize for his groovy app, Snapstudy.
An app that let’s you share pics of your study books with other students.
Or maybe not. You can see Vagif’s presentation to the BT Young Scientist judges here.
Congrats also to fellow St David’s entries Matthew Lawless (who designed a Covid-killing face mask), Alicia Fay & Aoibh Anderson (who investigated that age-old question; whether kombucha can be considered a probiotic) and Kate Finnerty & Alison Finnerty (who created a natural alternative to chemical fertiliser with a seaweed-based fertiliser).
Those St David’s contenders in full
Shay Walsh, managing director of BT Ireland, congratulated the contestants, stating, “The students at the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition did a remarkable job this week and have shown huge diversity of thought in actively seeking out solutions to some of the biggest challenges that humanity faces.”
Off the record, he also said that the Greystones students were the coolest. And most windswept and interesting.
You can find out more about St David’s BT Young Scientist entries for 2022 right about here.
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