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WATCH: Heywood CS dazzle at BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition

Heywood Community School have submitted an incredible six projects to the BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhbition.

LaoisToday were on hand to talk to all the participants today.

First-class projects

First up was Jade Coleman, Chieu Phelan and Niamh Kelly. Their project looked at autonomous ensory meridian response (ASMR).

This response is a tingling sensation on the skin that typically begins on the scalp and moves down the the neck and upper spine.

The girls investigated what triggers this sensation in different people based on age and gender.

Next up were twins Melissa and Jessica Donegan from Shanahoe.

The twin’s project focused on whether text writing is killing the ability to use the English language correctly.

Benjamin Barrett from Abbeyleix explored graph analysis of Github commit histories.

For this, Benjamin did coding on the computer. Tech-savvy Benjamin hopes to follow in the footsteps of his father and become a computer scientist.

We will be following up with the remaining three groups from Heywood CS after the break.

As well as Heywood, students from Laois also represented different schools. Eoghan Brennan from Portlaoise is in Transition Year in Cistercian College Roscrea.

Eoghan and his classmate Jacob looked at whether the quantity of food eaten effect the quality of sleep. Unfortunately mammy is always right, and eating rubbish food before bed will effect how well you sleep.


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Siún Lennon joined LaoisToday in a full-time capacity after studying Journalism and New Media in the University of Limerick. She hails from Rosenallis and her interests vary from news, sports and politics.