Sixteen Kerry projects are competing in this year’s BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition, which gets underway in the RDS in Dublin today.
They’ve made it to the final from over 2,000 entries from secondary school students across the country.
The event runs until Saturday, and is designed to raise schools’ engagement in science, technology, engineering, and maths.
Among the 550 projects competing in this year’s BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition, there are 16 from Kerry; that’s up from seven last year.
There are four projects each from Killorglin Community College and Mercy Mounthawk Tralee; two each from Tarbert Comprehensive School, St Brendan’s College Killarney, and Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí Tralee, and one each from CBS The Green Tralee and St Brigid’s Secondary School Killarney.
One of the projects relates to artificial intelligence for the blind; there’s one based on resistance to antibiotics and the relationship with agriculture; while another looks at the development of an anti-microbial smartphone screen protector.
An expected 50,000 visitors are expected to visit the exhibition over the coming days, with the winner to be announced on Friday.
You can view a full list of projects taking part here http://btyoungscientist.com/qualified-projects-2018