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Tipperary Students Secured Second Place At EU Young Scientists Contest.

Two Tipperary students winners of the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition (BTYSTE) title this year (2023), have secured second place at this year’s EU Contest for Young Scientists (EUCYS) held in Brussels.

Former students of Abbey School in Co Tipperary, Shane O’Connor and Liam Carew collected special recognition and approval from the EUCYS judging panel for their winning BTYSTE project titled “Assessing the impact of second-level education on key aspects of adolescents’ life and development”.

Their project which involved surveying 2,000 students, aged between 12 to 19 years, nationally across the island of Ireland, fully investigated the impact of educational experiences on each students social, physical, and mental well-being.

Shane and Liam The EUCYS judges were impressed with the depth of research undertaken, which revealed the significance of secondary school in shaping the social development of most students.

Shane O’Connor and Liam Carew at EUCYS, competed against more than 130 young scientists, ranging in age from 14 to 20 years, all who representing 36 countries, including EU member states as well as the US, Canada, and South Korea.

Students are being encouraged to prepare and submit entries for the 60th BTYSTE, same scheduled for January 10th to 13th, 2024, due by Monday, October 2nd 2023.

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