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Following on from our first foray into one of the largest science fairs in Europe, if not the world, we will once again award the BT Special Award for projects relating to architecture and the built environment at the BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition, and we can’t wait to see what students come up with!
Last year’s award was given to Joseph O’Donoghue, a student at St Joseph’s College, Co Tipperary, for his project entitled ‘Solar Sleeve’. The project was an ingenious means of increasing the functionality of wind turbines by introducing a ‘sleeve’ of photovoltaic cells, enabling the wind turbine to generate both wind and solar energy. His was one of a host of projects exploring sustainability in the built environment, and we know entrants of this year’s competition will have plenty more great ideas to present.
Come visit us at stand W35 to see what we’re up to and find out who has won our award this year! Also, if you or someone you know is interested in studying architecture, we will have staff from the architecture schools at Cork Centre for Architectural Education, Waterford Institute of Technology, Queens University Belfast and University College Dublin on hand on Thursday 11 and Saturday 13 January to answer any questions you have about architecture and built environment programmes at third level. And of course make sure to check out the 500 exhibited projects from secondary school students from all over Ireland!