Daily Archives: January 13, 2018

Young Scientists

They told us that the Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition would be amazing (and crowded), but we had no idea of the scope until we got there. To say it was impressive is an understatement. Here are a handful of the winning projects:

  • Feeding 9.6 Billion People by 2050
  • An Analysis of the Housing Shortage in Ireland
  • Investigation on Conformity and how Minorities can Influence it
  • The Effect of Female Role Models in STEM Fields
  • Removal of Microplastics from Oceans Using Ferro Fluids

All of this should remind us that not only are we Global Citizens, but also that the earth has a limited amount of resources and we need to start taking better care of it. If the Exhibition is any indication, we are in competent hands with this generation.

Porter’s and SEK Dublin about to enter the Exhibit Hall

Michelle, Nicole, Amelia, Olivia, and Kayleen modeling the latest in 3D glasses before a movie

It wasn’t all doom and gloom. This show was called “The Science of the Circus”

Our students have their first whole day with their host families tomorrow (and Ana and Jamie get  their first day off!). While there is naturally a little anxiety around it, they have all settled in beautifully and are really enjoying their stays.