Alexander Amini, class '12, wins EU Young Scientist Award
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Heartiest congratulations - once again - to Alexander Amini on his wonderful achievement of winning the top prize at the 23rd European Union Young Scientists Competition that took place in Helsinki, Finland. Representing Ireland, Alexander was among 87 contestants from 37 different countries and beat off intense competition to win the top award with his project that uses sensors to analyse movement as a person plays tennis.
Each year the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition winner receives the honour of representing Ireland in the annual EU competition. Colm O’Neill, CEO, BT said,
“Alexander’s win in Europe today is a great endorsement of the talented students we see each year at the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition. It is a proud moment to see students like Alexander take top honours for Ireland at the European level, and serves as a reminder that we must do everything we can to arm them with the knowledge, skills and experience they will need to become Ireland’s next generation of leaders.”
Alexander was just 15 years old when he took home the coveted 2011 BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition prize for his project entitled, ‘Tennis sensor data analysis.’ The findings from Alexander’s project were proven to be relevant to a wide variety of motion assessment scenarios in sports, physical therapy, and emergency response.
Teams from Germany, the UK and Bulgaria were awarded second prizes. Third prizes went to teams from Norway, Poland and the UK.
Congratulations to Alexander and we all look forward to watching his progress in the years ahead.