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Self Help Africa: Jack O’Connor and Diarmuid Curtin

2017 Science for Development winners Jack O’Connor and Diarmuid Curtin who received a travel bursary to visit to Malawi. While there, they field tested their award-winning seed planter, and met with students at the country’s leading agricultural research university.

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BT Young Scientists : Malawi Trip

“I was amazed by how innovative farmers are in Malawi.” See how the BT Young Scientists Winners got on when field-testing their winning project in Malawi, on the Irish Aid site >>

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Article in Limerick Post

“Two Limerick teenagers return from study visit to Malawi” “Winners of the Irish Aid sponsored ‘Science for Development Award’ at the event, former students of Desmond College, Newcastlewest Jack O’Connor (18) and Diarmuid Curtin (18), together with their teacher Donal … Continue reading

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Martina Nolan of Intel presents the Educator of Excellence award to Desmond College Transition year co-ordinator Donal Enright. Photo: Chris Bellew for Limerick Post “Transition year co-ordinator, Donal Enright from Desmond College in Newcastle West was recognised as the Intel … Continue reading

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Desmond College Students participate in the BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition

Desmond College students travelled to the BT young Scientist and Technology Exhibition in the RDS in Dublin from 10th -13th January. We were very fortunate to have 7 projects involving 12 students to reach the final stages of this prestigious … Continue reading

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Agri-Inspired Projects at the BT Young Scientists Competition

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Desmond College at the BT Young Scientist Competition

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Desmond College tops Limerick with
7 projects involving 12 students being accepted into the
BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition 2018

An unusually high number of the 2018 Exhibition entries investigate burning social issues such as homelessness, transgender rights and mental health. Of 2,031 submissions, 550 projects representing every county across the island were chosen as finalists. Minister for Education and … Continue reading

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7 projects involving 12 students being accepted into the
BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition 2018

Limerick’s Science Tradition is Celebrated at BT Launch
(Limerick Leader)

THE 2018 BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition was officially launched in Limerick this Monday, as the deadline for entrants approaches. The BTYSTE launch was held in Limerick this year following a significant increase in entrants from the city and … Continue reading

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Swiss Talent Forum

On Saturday the 22nd of April, Leaving Cert Student, Emily Duffy, travelled to Switzerland for the Swiss Talent Forum. There she represented the BT Young Scientist alongside delegates from 19 other European countries. This year at the forum the theme … Continue reading

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Desmond College Students Celebrate
St. Patrick’s Day in Áras an Uachtaráin

To celebrate St Patrick’s Day, the President and his wife Sabrina hosted a celebration at Áras an Uachtaráin to acknowledge the special contribution made by citizens who have excelled in science and its application to Irish life. It is no … Continue reading

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St. Patrick’s Day in Áras an Uachtaráin

Jack O’Connor, 6th Year Student in Desmond College,
Awarded Best in Ireland

Jack O’Connor, a 6th Year student in Desmond College, took part in the BT Young Scientist Business Bootcamp last week Held in NovaUCD – University College Dublin (UCD). The BT Young Scientist Business Bootcamp brings together some of Ireland’s brightest … Continue reading

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Awarded Best in Ireland

Gorta

Jack O’ Connor and Diarmuid Curtin, 6th Year Students in Desmond College, and the 2017 recipients of the Gorta Self Help Africa Award attended the Gorta annual conference in Dublin on Thursday 16th Feburary 2017. The students got to meet … Continue reading

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Emily Duffy, youth volunteer from Desmond College has been recognised in the 2017 Pramerica Spirit of Community Awards

For the dedication she has demonstrated in service to her community, Emily Duffy, from Desmond College, Newcastle West, Co. Limerick has been recognised as one of 20 finalists in the 2017 Pramerica Spirit of Community Awards, the only all-Ireland youth … Continue reading

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The Pramerica Spirit of Community Award

Emily Duffy, 6th Year Student in Desmond College, has been named one of Ireland’s 20 Finalists in the 2017 Pramerica Spirit of Community Awards Programme. This is an All Ireland recognition programme for outstanding young volunteers. The programme is run … Continue reading

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