Adam Kelly age 17 wins BT Young Scientist Award 2019 with his Quantum Computing Project

An incredible experience of a lifetime for all the students who took part and another successful year for young minds, creativity and science. WHOLE_istic Media’s YOUNGEST FACEBOOK TRIBE MEMBER was a finalist! We are SO PROUD OF HER and all the kids who took part.

“Quantum computing project wowed judges …
Fifth-year student Kelly’s project focused on finding the most efficient way possible to simulate quantum computing, a technology that could change the face of the world as we know it. BT Young Scientist judge and chair of the Chemical, Physical and Mathematics category, Prof Sean Corish, commented: “Quantum computing is an emerging technology which represents a potentially significant advance in computing.”

Corish went on to say that Kelly’s development could have major implications in areas such as cybersecurity. “Adam developed a tool to select the optimum algorithm for the simulation of particular quantum circuits, which may inform the development of a practical quantum computer, which is still at an early stage.”

Silicon Republic
Inspiring shows and interactive learning experiences at the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition Dublin feed bright young minds – This yearly competition celebrates students and their inventive (awesome) projects, concepts and ideas.The 2019 competition received over 2,000 submissions from schools and colleges from the length and breadth of Ireland.
WHOLE_istic Media Facebook Tribe member India O’Reilly (left) with her co-inventor and fellow student Nicole Hyland with some of the judges at the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition in Dublin

WHOLE_istic Media’s youngest Facebook Tribe Member India O’Reilly was herself a finalist along with her fellow student and co-inventor Nicole Hyland. They demonstrated their invention called an ‘Item Tracking Cupboard’ to help those who are blind or visually impaired. The BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition is the final stage in a competition that culminates in an event that’s the largest of its kind in Europe. The 2019 competition received over 2,000 submissions from schools and colleges from the length and breadth of Ireland. 550 projects were selected to go through to the final. We are SO PROUD of our bright, young super star tribe member.

India (left) and Nicole (right) from Saint Dominic’s with their ‘Item Tracking Cupboard’

Here’s just a few of the other awesome projects from the extraordinary and passionate young people of Ireland …

From the Margins to the Middle: A Mathematical Analysis of the Evolution of Rhythmic Cadence in Rap Music > Examining the evolution of rhythmic cadence in rap music from its roots as a marginal music genre through to its popularisation in mainstream music. | Matthew Blakeney | Jesus & Mary Secondary School, Sligo

Matthew Blakeney | Jesus & Mary Secondary School, Sligo

How Social Media effects teenage girls body > This project examines how social media negatively effects teenage girls body image and looks at how social media influencers using photo-shop creates unrealistic beauty standards. | Katie Clarke, Vanessa Brennan & Susan Nolan | Castlecomer Community School, Kilkenny

Katie Clarke, Vanessa Brennan & Susan Nolan | Castlecomer Community School, Kilkenny

The Effect that the Summer 2018 Drought had on Irish Farmers > Investigating the extent of damage the drought had on Irish Farmers in 2018. | William Tully & Kian Moran | C.B.S, Roscommon

William Tully & Kian Moran | C.B.S, Roscommon

Investigating the Antibacterial Effects of Oils > The aim of this project was to investigate the antibacterial effects of various oils. The students chose to test coconut, avocado and tea tree oil. | Jude Young & Thaiba Jhan | South Eastern Regional College, Bangor Camous, Down

Jude Young & Thaiba Jhan | South Eastern Regional College, Bangor Campus, Down

A Study on the Effects of Charcoal Toothpaste > Are the endorsements by Celebrities for charcoal toothpaste just for the money or does it work and what effect does it have on your teeth? These students find out. Thanh Phelan & Shona Phelan | Heywood Community School, Laois

Thanh Phelan & Shona Phelan | Heywood Community School, Laois

Aerosol Data Collection for GLOBE using the Calitoo system > The Calitoo instrument calculates AOT measurements input data to GLOBE database – Collaborate information with satellites that compare AOTs with Israel and America. Anyone can use it and help raise awareness of Global Pollution | Sean O’Driscoll | Presentation College, Carlow

Sean O’Driscoll | Presentation College, Carlow

To relive the experience if you were there or to see more amazing projects if you weren’t, go to the BT Young Scientist YouTube Channel here.

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