BT Young Scientist 2017


BT Young Scientist 2017

Huge congratulations to Michael Sheehan, Jack murphy, Conleth Aspel, Maeve O’ Connor, Aoidhe Shiell, Isobel Hynes and Teacher Derry O’ Donovan on their fantastic achievements at the BT Young Scientist 2017.

What an incredible few days for everybody involved,  overall runner up and 6 other prizes including ‘The best school in the Republic of Ireland award’ 

This recognition was just reward for Derry O’Donovan and his ‘dream Team’ of young scientist who have worked tirelessly for the past 12 months on their various projects.

Congratulations also to  the families of the students involved, without their support and encouragement  none of this would be possible.

The following is a list of the students and their projects, checkout the ‘Gallery for more photos’!


Colaiste Treasa Cork 

Overall runner up (Best Group) & Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) award:

Michael Sheehan, Jack Murphy Coláiste Treasa, Cork

Prey availability for hen harriers in managed farmland Biological and Ecological 


Social and Behavioural Sciences

1st place Junior group & Hewlett Packard “Innovation4Good” Award :

Maeve O’Connor & Aoidhe Sheill Coláiste Treasa, Cork

Fresh air, Friend or Foe? The development of an app to combat rural seclusion among the Irish farming community. 

Social & Behavioural Sciences

2nd place Junior individual

Isobel Hynes

Colaiste Treasa Cork

A statistical analysis of asthma awareness in Ireland.

Social & Behavioural Sciences

3rd place intermediate individual:

Conleth Aspel

Colaiste Treasa, Cork 

Infantilisation of Youth: A study of the association between infantilisation of teenagers and mental well-being in later life.