Émer Jones 2008 winner talks about the event

Posted: January 14, 2011 in Uncategorized

Hi everybody!

So, here I am up in the media office, and it’s so quiet. Compared to downstairs anyway! The buzz in the exhibition hall is absolutely electric; it is packed and everybody is so excited! Now that I have a few minutes up here away from the buzz, it has just hit me just how incredible this event is; it is a highlight of my year and I wouldn’t miss it for the world!

There is simply so much happening here. There are hundreds of projects; I still haven’t got a chance to see all of them. They are all so diverse and cover a multitude of topics. I don’t think it would be possible to be bored here! The Young Scientists is a week to have a blast; everybody has so much fun. Last night, a few of the past winners decided to help out at the quiz, which we all thoroughly enjoyed. Even though it was all ‘as Gaeilge’ and there was a little… or rather a lot.. of dodgy translating and guessing at what the questions meant, it was such a fun evening.. I even learned a cúpla focal!

Well I am about to head back down to the main hall and soak up even more of the unique atmosphere; there are plenty more projects to see and students to have a laugh with! The awards ceremony will be in a few hours and i cannot wait to find out which projects will win prizes and who this year’s Young Scientist will be… I wonder if I have guessed correctly? (Probably not..!). The standard is so high this year, it has been some achievement for the students here to get to exhibit.. a serious well done! Hope I see everybody again next year!

Come along and see what an amazing event this is… I really can’t think of a more exciting way to spend a day!

All the best,

Émer 🙂


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