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Minister Michael Ring has commended participants from County Mayo whom he met on Wednesday at the BT Young Scientist Competition in the RDS, Dublin. “It was a real pleasure to meet these highly talented young people from County Mayo today in the RDS. Their projects were presented to an extremely high standard and reflected the clear talent of these young students."
Tests of Mayo broadband speeds ranks wireless provider Imagine as delivering faster speeds than many fibre providers
Ranking of broadband speeds in Mayo released by independent measurement expert, Ookla Speedtest “demonstrate the fundamental importance of wireless internet connectivity to counties like Mayo”, leading internet provider Imagine said recently. The Ookla Speedtest results 2016 measured the speed performance of all internet service providers (ISP) servicing the Irish market. The results were calculated by measuring and aggregating the performance of ISPs as reported by users, with the top five providers ranked and named.
A fifth year student from Coláiste an Eachréidh who picked up three awards and a Coláiste Mhuirlinne student from the city who marked his second prize-winning appearance were among the Galway winners at this year’s BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition, which took place in Dublin last weekend.
Students from Jesus and Mary Secondary School in Gortnor Abbey picked up the third place award in the technology category of the BT Young Scientist and Technology Festival last weekend. Sarah Murphy and Mary Murphy picked up the bronze award for their 'Make a Mark - Sheep Marking Gun' project.
BT Ireland confirmed financial grants of €5,400 to Galway secondary schools that participated in this year’s BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition, one of the world’s largest and longest-running school STEM showcases. The company also reaffirmed its commitment to providing travel and accommodation grants for schools taking part in the 2017 exhibition, which closes for entries on September 28.
Fastcom, the Sligo-based telecommunications company, recently announced it had signed an open access agreement with open eir, the wholesale division of eir. The deal gives Fastcom access to 135,000 premises in Ireland’s west and northwest – including more than 23,200 homes and businesses in Mayo – allowing it to help make the area one of the best-served rural regions in Ireland.
The organisers of the BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition have commended secondary schools in Mayo for their high level of participation in the competition.
The BT Travel and Accommodation Grant Scheme, created for students taking part in the BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition, has provided financial aid totalling more than €300,000 through 834 grants to 335 schools across Ireland in the past seven years, of which schools in Mayo have received in excess of €10,000. Increased in 2012 to €75,000 per year, the BT grant is opening up the competition to a wider number of young people.
Given the opportunity, what would you ask the Government to change? That was just one of the questions put to students in a research study released by the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition. Mayo students were amongst those from secondary schools throughout Ireland who took the opportunity to reflect on their education and hopes for their future.