Friday, March 20, 2020

A STUDENT from Patrician Secondary School in Newbridge was among  the team that won the Best Group project a t the 110th annual BT Young scientists Business Bootcamp.

Twenty-nine student sin all took part and Ruairi Mullally joined a five person team to t create  “The Reusable Braille Translator”, ca reusable device which enhances visually impaired peoples reading and web surfing experience by converting text into braille form.

Patrican Secondary School student Ruairi Mullally (second from left) with his fellow team members Cian Flaherty,Maura Madden, , Rhys Mordaunt and Alison Egan who were the winners of the annual BT Young Scientist Business Bootcamp for their project which was ‘The Reusable Braille Translator’
Photo Chris Bellew /Fennell Photography.

The BT Young Scientist Business Bootcamp was established in 2010 by BT and is delivered in partnership with the innovation team of UCD Research and Innovation to give students the commercialisation skills they need to develop their BT Young Scientist & Technology project ideas. The culmination of the four-day programme saw the students pitching their companies to an expert panel of judges.

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