He won for his investigation into the medicinal qualities of plants in fighting disease
15-year-old Simon Meehan from Coláiste Choilm in Cork has won this year's BT Young Scientist Exhibition.
The student at the Ballycollig school won for his investigation into the medicinal qualities of plants in fighting disease.
His prize is a cheque for €7,500 euro as well as representing Ireland at the EU Contest for Young Scientists in Dublin this September.
The winner of the 54th BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition is SIMON MEEHAN TY Student from Colaiste Choilm in Cork for his project entitled “Investigation into the Antimicrobial effects of both aerial & root parts of selected plants against Staphylococcus aureus” pic.twitter.com/NuhWZdnoAo— BT Young Scientist (@BTYSTE) January 12, 2018
Best group went to Harry Noblock, James Noblock and Oran O'Donoghue from Co.Kerry.
They investigated conformity and how minorities can influence it.
Group Winner Award goes to James Knoblauch, Harry Knoblauch & Oran O’Donoghue 5th Year students from St Brendan’s College Killarney for their project “An Investigation into Conformity & how minorities influence it” pic.twitter.com/Uhf9ixGufR— BT Young Scientist (@BTYSTE) January 12, 2018