Day One at the BTYSE at the RDS

Day one of the BT Young Scientist competiton has concluded and our students are off to a great start. Sean and Aisling were both interviewed early in the day by EastCoast FM. Further media attention came with reporters from Virgin Media and AgriLand focusing in on our projects. We then attended the opening ceremony where the keynote speaker was none other than President Michael D. Higgins. After the ceremony both students were put through their paces by their judges and did themselves proud. We now look forward to tomorrow when the exhibition will be open to the public and Sean and Aisling will get the opportunity to present their projects to two more judges. A great day was had by all with the highlight being a handshake for Aisling from the president himself!