BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition 2020
BT Young Scientist 2020
2 projects were submitted this year but alas, neither made it to the exhibition.
Jamie Blackburn (Transition Year) with his submission, ‘The Effects of Varying Air Pressures on Plant Growth’, was aiming to study the effects of varying air pressures on plant growth. His project stemmed from his interest in space exploration and our future of possible multi-planetary colonization. To colonize planets other than Earth, like Mars, the colony would obviously have to be self-sufficient, meaning we would need to grow food on Mars, and this formed the cornerstone of Jamie’s project.
Philip O’Neill, Patrick Hayden and Senan McCloskey (all 2nd Year) with their submission, ‘Fertilisers & Flourishing Flora for the Future’, were hoping to look at how different plants would grow in various different fertilisers. There projects stemmed from an interest in the environment and climate change. They were hoping to develop a more environmentally friendly way of growing plants.
I hope that the boys are not discouraged and continue to extend their research.
I thank Ms Groves and Mr Kelly for the preparation and support with the boys.