Limerick’s young scientists take 12 awards

first_imgFacebook WhatsApp BUDDING young Limerick scientists took home 12 awards from this year’s BT Young Scientist exhibition. Gaelcholáiste Luimnigh and Castletroy College were the biggest winners with a total of three awards each, closely followed by students from Desmond College who collected two of the prestigious accolades. Hazelwood College, Presentation Secondary School, Coláiste Chiaráin and Ardscoil Ris took home one prize each. Almost 1,200 students from 31 counties took part in this year’s event, which was won by Kinsale Community School in Cork.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Aideen McLoughlin from Gaelcholáiste Luimnigh was awarded first place for a junior individual in the chemical, physical and mathematical category for her study of the pouring characteristics of spouts. Séamas Bulaeir took second place in the biological and ecological sciences for his study of photosynthesis in water plants. The Gaelcholáiste was also recognised for its project on eliminating odours.Ciarán O’Mara from Castletroy College took two awards for his project on portable solar panel trackers. The college also received the Eli Lilly Special Award in the chemical, physical and mathematical category for the study of naturally occurring antiseptic extracts in plants.Desmond College won two highly commended awards for projects on Heavy duty hover pads and a self-leveling wheelbarrow.Hazelwood College came up trumps in the social and behavioural category for its study an attitudes and perceptions towards science in County Limerick. Sarah Little from Presentation Secondary School was highly commended for her project on first impressions in the same category.Ardscoil Ris was recognised for its ‘app to save a life’ project, while Coláiste Chiaráin scored for its device on improving timing in rowing boats.Now in its 49th year, the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition attracted more than 45,000 visitors to the RDS in Dublin last week.Colm O’Neill BT CEO with Killian Ryan, Emmett Ryan & Michael Fitzgibbon from Ardscoil Ris, Limerick with their Project Eye on the Ball : An App to save a life at the BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition 2013.Photo Chris Bellew Advertisement NewsLocal NewsLimerick’s young scientists take 12 awardsBy admin – January 21, 2013 628 Emailcenter_img Previous articleHunt for airport boss gets under wayNext articleLimerick solicitor owes €70 million admin Twitter Linkedin Printlast_img read more

Comments sought on CHR’s effectiveness in enforcing Florida’s anti-discrimination laws

first_imgComments sought on CHR’s effectiveness in enforcing Florida’s anti-discrimination laws November 1, 2005 Regular News The 2005 Florida Legislature has directed the Office of Program Policy Analysis and Government Accountability to review the Florida Commission on Human Relations.The Commission on Human Relations is responsible for investigating and enforcing Florida’s anti-discrimination laws (Ch. 760, Florida Statutes ). The commission accepts complaints from persons who believe they have been discriminated against in the areas of housing, employment, and public accommodations.OPPAGA will analyze the effectiveness of CHR’s role in the civil remedies available to Florida citizens, determine whether CHR’s functions duplicate or overlap with other related programs, and consider the consequences of eliminating the commission.As part of the review, OPPAGA is seeking comments from members of the legal profession with experience in discrimination matters. These comments will be considered in the assessment of CHR’s overall effectiveness in enforcing Florida’s anti-discrimination laws and to offer the legislature recommendations for improving this process. Therefore, lawyers’ opinions are very important to this research.Anyone interested in providing an opinion is asked to complete a brief online questionnaire. The questionnaire is available on OPPAGA’s Web site at www.oppaga.state.fl.us/nosearch/surveys/chrcomments.htm and can be completed until Thursday, November 10.Those interested also may contact Jeanine King or Rashada Houston at (800) 531-2477.center_img Comments sought on CHR’s effectiveness in enforcing Florida’s anti-discrimination lawslast_img read more