Castleknock College Union

Alexander Amini, class '12, wins Irish Young Scientist Award

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Jan 14, 2011
Alexander Amini, class '12, wins Irish Young Scientist Award -

Heartiest congratulations from the Union to Alexander Amini on winning the top prize at the prestigious BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition.  Alexander is a 4th year student in the College and he received the overall prize for his project entitled “Tennis sensor data analysis”.

The announcement was made by Tánaiste and Minister for Education and Skills, Ms. Mary Coughlan, TD and Graham Sutherland, CEO, BT Ireland, at the awards ceremony held at the RDS, Dublin. Alexander will next represent Ireland at the 22nd European Union Young Scientist competition taking place in Helsinki, Finland this coming September.

Graham Sutherland, CEO, BT Ireland said,

“It is not exaggerating to say that, after 47 years, there was certainly something extra special about the 2011 exhibition.  Throughout this week, these students have raised our spirits, and given us hope for the future with their confidence, ideas, and can-do attitude.”

“Congratulations to Alexander and all the winners - their work is inspirational and deserves to be showcased through a world-leading event like the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition.  I look forward to watching their progress in the coming years,” he added.

 For more see this video of the award ceremony or visit BT Young Scientist