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Students Dean Cleary and James McCain from Duncholin Community College display their “Hovering Holder” project at BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition #58. Photo: Photographic Art

Sports, pollution and sustainability are among the topics covered by Meath students as 20 projects from 12 Meath schools were entered into this week’s BT Young Scientist and Technology virtual exhibition. The projects will be exhibited at BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition from Wednesday 12th to Friday 14th January

Enfield Community College and Mercy St. Joseph, Navan have three eligible projects.

St Michael’s Loreto School, Navane, Eureka High School, Kells, St. Patrick’s Classic School, Navane, and Donchollen Community College each have projects in the competition.

Only in its second year, Enfield Community College has two individual entrances – one looking at a device for converting water vapor into drinkable water and the other looking at the effect of carbon dioxide on students’ concentration.

Millie Burns and Aoibhe Byrne, students from Colaiste Dun an Ri, Kingscourt, Co. Cavan and their project “Antibacterial Nebulizers vs. Antibacterial Wet Wipes.” vinyl photography

Enfield also has a group project comparing the fitness levels of Irish dancers with that of non-Irish dancers.

Projects from Mercy in Navan include an individual project titled “Soil O Two” and a group project titled “Bottomless Bucket”.

A third project from Mercy is looking at how to improve local battery usage using a mobile app.

St. Patrick’s Classical School has an entry looking at the physics behind how a ball bounces, while another looks at the consumption of microplastics.

One project from St Michael’s Loreto in Navan looks at how the pre-game warm-up affects reaction time, while the second looks at a study of mixed species meadows grazing and its effect on milk production.

Students Tom Brady and Adam Curran from Boyne Community School, Trim Co Meath. Their project is titled “How Air Pressure Affects Football Flying”. Fennell Photo

Students at Eureka studied “the effects of technology on our brains” and also looked at how the lockdown affected young girls’ fitness levels. Projects from Dunshaughlin Community College are titled “Hovering Holder” and “P-hacking and false documents”.

Beaufort College in Navan has an entry titled “Local Conversation,” while the Ashburn Community Project is called | School “IOFA _ Outdoor Fire Alarm System”.

Students at Boyne Community School investigated “How air pressure affects the football flight”, while the Ratoath College project is titled “Electric Jet Engine”.

The project from St Ciaran Community School looks at assembling your own computer. Laytown School and Drogheda Educate Together dealt with a very topical “Fake News v Real News”.

After the first ever virtual BTYSTE in January 2021, which reached more than 77 countries around the world, this year’s finalists will once again compete on a virtual platform for both national and international audiences.

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