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April 02, 2012

Maynooth Post Primary Student Shines at Science Bootcamp

Daniel Hobbs Daniel Hobbs (17) from Maynooth Post Primary in Maynooth, Co Kildare was recognised as the best individual student at the 2012 BT Young Scientist Bootcamp and has won a summer placement at a prestigious university.  The bootcamp which was held at Nova UCD last week was run to encourage and foster future young scientists. 

Daniel had previously come third in the senior individual chemical, physical and mathematical sciences category of the BT Young Scientist competition with his project entitled ‘Crystal Whiskers, their piezoelectric properties’.

The students themselves were selected from January's BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition for having demonstrated an understanding of commercially viable opportunities, business acumen and innovative flair.

Shay Walsh, Managing Director Business at BT Ireland, said that the bootcamp aimed to bridge the gap between the classroom and the boardroom, with the purpose of embedding an ethos of entrepreneurship and innovation in talented second-level students who are inspired by science and engineering.