There was success for St. Mary’s, Mallow in the recent BT Young Scientist competition held in Dublin. Winners were announced on Friday 10th January. Sophie McQuillan and Róisín Grant, Second Year, came first in the Junior Section of the Chemical, Physical and Mathematical Sciences Category. Their project was entitled ‘An Investigation into the Photolytic Degradation of the Nitrate Radical (NO3) by Light Pollution in Cork City and County’. They were mentored by Mr. Rory Coote.
Clodagh Lehane and Camille Ní Shúilleabháin, Second Year, also competed in the Junior Section of the Chemical, Physical and Mathematical Sciences Category. Their project was entitled, ‘A Study of an Alternative to SAR Testing to Compare Mobile Phone Emissions’. They were mentored by Ms. Cáit Thompson. Well done to the four girls and many thanks to everyone who helped them along the way.