Limerick students enjoy interactive demos at BT Young Scientist

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Limerick students enjoy interactive demos at BT Young Scientist

Orla Mullane and Emma O'Shea of Desmond College Limerick at the Cook Medical stand of the BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition Picture: Andres Poveda

LIMERICK’s brightest young minds have descended on the RDS Arena as the BT Young Scientist showcase continues this Thursday. 

This year, 12 schools will represent Limerick in the BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition, with a panel of judges set to examine 42 innovative projects, covering a wide range of topics. 

Among those students are Orla Mullane and Lucy Flaherty from Desmond College in Newcastle West, who checked out the interactive demos at the Cook Medical stand. 

The Cook Medical stand features some of the technologies used by the company that eliminate the need for open surgery. 

The company, who employs more than 850 people at its Limerick base, is giving students at the RDS showcase the chance to watch interactive demos on non-invasive medical devices and human anatomy.

Students can also compete against each other to remove as many gallstones from the common bile duct as possible in 30 seconds, with a timed game based on technology used by the company. 

The BT Young Scientist showcase continues this Thursday, with final judging and the awards ceremony to take place on Friday in the BT Arena.