In 1963 two Physics researchers from the University College Dublin, came across the concept of ‘Science Fairs’ while conducting research in New Mexico. The pair decided that this type of hands-on Science was something that students in Ireland could benefit from. And so the Young Scientist Exhibition was born and since then the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition has been running for 17 years.
Our 1st Year students had the privilege of a trip to the Young Scientist Exhibition on Friday the 13thof January and we had a very enjoyable experience. Though the place was packed we all managed to visit multiple stalls, shows and exhibitions, which gave us new knowledge, and some freebies! Feargal prepared a treasure hunt for us in advance so that we didn’t miss any of the highlights.
In total we had over three whole hours to explore the RDS and learn loads of new facts about all areas of science. I was lucky enough to get a chance to visit the Robot Wars show, in which the robots fought each other, climbed ropes, and shot water into the crowd.
We were able to see and experience the wonders of modern technology such as virtual reality and were inspired by how advanced it was.
I personally would love to go there again and I’m sure the rest of my classmates would too. We might even enter a project next year…. Watch this space!!!