Five Mayo projects have qualified as finalists for the 2020 BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition.
The students will join over 1000 other bright minds from across the country, with 550 finalist projects selected to exhibit in the January fair.
The lucky contenders were chosen from over 1,800 projects that were submitted to the competition.
Jesus & Mary Secondary School in Crossmolina boasts double success, with two individuals reaching the final. One of their students looks at how neurotypicals and neurodivergents react to L.E.D.s, while another is testing how linguistic analytic techniques might highlight negative sentiments in social media.
A group from St. Muredach’s College in Ballina have been successful in their endeavor to examine the effect of spreading slurry on earthworms.
St Joseph’s Secondary School in Charlestown will bring a project about dogs to the RDS, while students from Coláiste Mhuire in Tourmakeady are exploring sustainable farming practices in Ireland.