Tá triúir dhalta ó Bhliain 9 ag iomaíocht i gComórtas na nEolaithe Óga 2017 i ndiaidh dóibh áit a bhaint amach sa bhabhta ceannais amach as 2091 iarratasóir ar an chomórtas i mbliana

 

 

 

 

 

Beidh tionscadal na foirne ar cheann de na 550 atá ar taispeáint san RDS i mBaile Átha Cliath ag an taispeántas i mí Eanáir. Tá an comórtas ar cheann de na sárthaispeántais ETIM (Eolaíocht, Teicneolaíocht, Innealtóireacht agus Matamaitic) is mó ar an domhan agus tá nathán chomórtas na bliana seo “Dream it, Do it” léirithe ag daltaí GCD, Rhíannon, Ferdia agus Cliodhna, fríd a dtionscadal ag iniúchadh ar éifeachtaí leictriceimiceach agus eile atá ag cadhnraí cnaipe ionghafa.

Is cinnte go spreagann an comórtas seo daltaí i dtreo gach réimse den eolaíocht agus is deis iontach í le hoilteacht eolaíochta na scoile a chur os comhair an phobail. Meallann an taispeántas san RDS breis agus 40,000 duine gach bliain agus tá Gaelcholáiste Dhoire ag tnúth go mór leis an chéad turas chuig an sár-imeacht seo.

 


Three Year 9 pupils are competing in the BT Young Scientist of the Year competition 2017, securing a place in the final out of 2091 entries, and will be one of the 550 projects on display in Dublin in January 2017. The competition and accompanying exhibition is one of the world’s longest-running STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths) showcases and GCD pupils Rhíannon, Ferdia and Cliodhna have given life to the competition’s maxim ‘Dream it, Do it’ with their project proposal for investigating the electrochemical and other effects of ingested button batteries.

As a former Irish and European champion of the Aer Lingus Young Scientist of the Year and the EU Contest for Young Scientists, Gaelcholáiste Dhoire science and technology teacher Barra Ó Dochartaigh is an experienced mentor to the competing pupils as pilot tests are run, hypotheses are proposed, data is collected and conclusions are drawn.

“The Young Scientist of the Year competition has been running for over fifty years and is one of the most enduring and highest-regarded young scientist competitons in the world. Taking part in the Young Scientists competition is an amazing opportunity for young people to develop themselves, both as scientists and as communicators. Getting ready for the exhibition in Dublin takes determination and a lot of hard work, but it is all made worthwhile by the week spent in Dublin. Spending several days in the company of thousands of other enthusiastic young people interested in STEM is a very positive and rewarding experience.”

The competition is a great way to get pupils inspired about the vital subjects of science and technology and a brilliant way to showcase Gaelcholáiste Dhoire’s scientific pedigree. The exhibition at the RDS Ballsbridge in January attracts over 40,000 people and Gaelcholáiste Dhoire looks forward to our premier visit to this thrilling event.