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Young Scientists

Young Scientists

In Mungret Community College we encourage our students to engage in a broad range of extracurriculars. The BT Young Scientist is the premier Science competition for Irish Secondary school students held annually in the RDS in January of each year.

If students are interested in Science/Technology or have an innovative idea they would like to develop into a project they are encouraged to attend BT Young Scientist meetings held on Mondays after school in room 8.

In 2020 we had two separate Second Year groups successfully gain entry to the finals.

Caitlin Talbot (Social and Behavioural Science Category)


Title: To investigate the attitudes of Irish Secondary School students towards global catastrophes.

Winner of third place in Social and behavioral junior category

Caitlin's project entailed a comparative analysis of literature and statistics to investigate how Irish teenagers view global catastrophes caused by climate change.


  • Reviewing literature using online sources, academic journals, and textbooks.
  • Sent out a survey using Google forms to 7 schools collecting data from 222 students


  • Key findings included Irish teenagers are quite familiar with the causes of climate change and are more than willing to take action to stop it.
  • Global catastrophes are increasing but a media bias only allows us to hear of certain ones

Cormac McMahon Heffernen and Aaroh Jain (Social and behavioral Science Category)

Title: Are You Cancer Aware

Sep 12
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Oct 25
Mid Term Break
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