12 billion miles away a tiny spaceship is leaving our Solar System and entering the void of deep space. It is the first human-made object ever to do so. Slowly dying within its heart is a plutonium generator that will beat for perhaps another decade before the lights on Voyager finally go out. But this little craft will travel on for millions of years, carrying a Golden Record bearing recordings and images of life on Earth. In all likelihood Voyager will outlive humanity and all our creations.
The Farthest is available to watch for free on the RTE Player at this Link https://www.rte.ie/player/ie/show/the-farthest-30004818/10772152/
TY students demonstrated their knowledge of science, technology, engineering and maths through their creative and innovative projects. Some of the projects on display included a bandage that prevents knee injuries, an investigation in to gel nails and the possible health risks, and an environmental friendly way of decomposing plastics. The overall best project award was won by Johannah Fennessy and Lauren Freyne with their project Attacking - Eye Tracking. Congratulations to all the transitions years on their wonderful work.
The science department would like to thank Dr Brian Smyth, Ms Kelliher and our Deputy Principal Ms Collins for judging on the day. We would especially like to thank SciFest CEO and founder Sheila Porter for her continued support of SciFest here in St Michael's
Wednesday March 8th was International Womens Day, to celebrate this our fifth year chemistry and physics students attended a talk in Meath Chambers hosted by Meath County Council in conjunction with Engineers Ireland. The interactive and informative session involved discussions about careers in science, technology and engineering and how the role of women in STEM has changed.
Many thanks to Caroline Corrigan from Meath County Council for the invitation.
St Michael's was represented by 4 projects at this year’s BT Young Scientist and Technology exhibition, with the school topping the number of entries by a single school in Meath. Well done to all our BT Young Scientists on their participation in this year’s exhibition. The projects this year covered a wide and fascinating array of areas. There was ‘Stopping the shake’ by Katie Rattigan and Hannah Nugent, ‘Equine Learning Theory and Biomechanics ‘ by Sarah Hanley and ‘The Effect of Temperature on the effectiveness of Probiotic Drinks’ by Katie Langford and Heather Mitchell. Special congratulations to our prize winner Eleanor Murchan who took second place in the intermediate technology group with her investigation into an Improved Method to Help Visually Impaired People Identify Euro Notes
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