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Another Light Pollution Project Win at BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition

14 Jan 2020

For the second year in a row a light pollution-related project has gained a prize at the BTYST awards. Prof. Brian Espey of the School of Physics provided advice and encouragement for the project which involved a study of the effect of light pollution on the degradation of nitrate molecules, demonstrating a link between light and air pollution in the Irish context. This is one of two light pollution-related projects this year, showing the rise in interest in the topic.

Well done to Sophie and Roisin and their science teacher, Mr. Rory Coote!

St. Mary’s students Sophie Mc Quillan and Roisin Grant who won First Prize in the Chemical, Physical & Mathematical Junior Group of the BT Young Scientist and Technology awards with their project on the effect of light pollution on air quality. Congratulatons to Sophie and Roisin, and their Science Teacher, Mr. Coote.