: Big Limerick entry for the BT Young Scientist Exhibition

The young people of Limerick are thriving in the world of science with a total of 42 projects from the city and county making the cut to qualify for this year’s BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition.

With one month to go, the Limerick finalists are busily preparing their projects for the 55th annual exhibition.

Taking place at the RDS, Dublin from January 9 to 12, the brightest minds from across the island will gather under one roof to compete for the coveted title of BT Young Scientist and Technologist of the Year 2019.

This year, Limerick will be represented by 12 schools from across the county.

Three students from Desmond College in Newcastlewest make up the only senior level entry from Limerick. Their project looks at “The Rise and Fall of The Fall Army Worm (Spodoptera Frugiperda).”

All over Africa, countries are battling Fall Army Worms. Since pesticides are not sustainable, their goal is to manufacture an object which can trap them.

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