Students throng to Faculty stand at the BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition
The show, which is now in its 60th year, is as popular as every, and throngs of students and teachers moved through the exhibition hall looking for items to grab their attention.
One of the stands that did that was, undoubtedly, attracting interests was the Faculty’s stand, which on Friday had a machine to test how strong you are, lasers and lights that showed we can only see in three colours, red, green, blue, when white light is separated out, and mannequins - one adult and one child - used to demonstrate how to perform CPR.
Caoimhe O’Loughlin and Finn Woodlock, both final years Physics students, reported strong interest among students in their laser and light show, and in studying Physics at DCU.
Finn, who lectures to transition year students, as well as working on his final year project, used a smoke machine, to show how lasers travel through space.
It was busy too at the CPR stand, where Michelle Gibbons, Karen Brady and Anna Kimmins were on hand to teach the students how to perform the life-saving procedure.
Michelle reported that there was significant interest from students in nursing as a profession, from both boys and girls and people from all backgrounds.
Also, in attendance at the stand was Susan McGrath, from the Faculty’s administrative services, and Ciara McDermott, a final year biotechnology student.
Ciara operated a pulley machine, donated by the School of Health and Human Performance, which tested student’s strength, and proved a popular activity.