In 1963, two physics researchers, Dr. Tom Burke and Dr. Tony Scott, came across the concept of science fairs while conducting research. The pair decided that this type of hands on science was something that students in Ireland could benefit from. And so the Young Scientist Exhibition was born.
- 52 years of making history
- There are over 120 awards each year
- Since 1965, over three quarters of a million people, spanning 49 years, have visited the Young Scientist Exhibition
Two students, Stephen Kelly and Sylvia Dolan were accepted into the BT Young Scientist Competition with their project 'Cow Manure Briquettes Vs Non-Renewable Resources' in the Biological and Ecological section.
- This week we have changed the diet of three cows to see if there is any changes in their manure. We have took a sample before changing their diet, and will change their diet of one week and take another sample. We then will compare the two samples of manure and note any changes.
- We also did research on peat is one of the main fuel sources in Ireland today. It is a non renewable resource and will eventually run out. The aim of our project is to provide an alternative source of fuel that is renewable.