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BT Young Scientist 2018 Competition - Day 2

Dr. John Monahan and myself, Fionn

“My name is Fionn and I’m a second year student. The project I have completed for the BT Young Scientist Competition is “ Can Full Fat Milk Help Control Blood Glucose Levels in Type 1 Diabetes?” Day two started for us started with a bang. After walking up to the RDS with my teacher Ms. Hanlon and SNA, Noreen Cashman (thanks you to both for all your help) we saw that we already had the judging times for our second judging. We quickly googled who they were to see if it would help us practice before hand. As I was practicing I was delighted to see that Shay Walsh, the Managing Director of BT Ireland had been told to come and check out my project. It was a little nerve wracking but I held myself together and delivered my project, hoping to impress him. Soon after this the public started to arrive and I was delighted to see that there was so much interest from other diabetics in my project as well as the general public.

When I read the name of my second judge my heart skipped a beat. It was John Monaghan, the first winner of BT Young Scientist in 1965 whom I had met on the first morning of the competition. He said he was really impressed with my project and that “some people can paint a picture, only a few can paint great ones”. 

After my judging sessions were complete it was time to explore the RDS and we had a great time playing with lasers in the technology section. 

At 5.30 it was time to head back to the hotel to rest up for day 3, Award Ceremony day! We all have our fingers crossed for luck!

Fionn Coleman, 2nd year”

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