Oisín Jackson from Mary Immaculate Secondary School in Lisdoonvarna, Co Clare has been announced as the winner of the Met Éireann Award at the 2024 BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition (BTYSTE).
The award was presented during a spectacular ceremony at the RDS last Friday night, by Met Éireann meteorologist, Joanna Donnelly, based on Oisín’s investigation into the relationship between precipitation and water levels in turloughs in the Burren.
Remarkably, the result means Oisín has won the Met Éireann Award for a second successive year, following the recognition of his earlier work in analysing the relationship between precipitation and river discharge in the Aille River catchment area at last year’s event.
Met Éireann was one of a host of official partner organisations in this the landmark 60th anniversary of the BTYSTE, which showcased research and innovation in the form of 550 student projects from around the country.
Formally opened by President, Michael D Higgins on Wednesday afternoon, the exhibition attracted thousands of students, teachers, and members of the public through the RDS arenas over the course of three action-packed days.
As one of Met Éireann’s largest education and outreach events of the year, a team of staff from across the organisation, ably led by Ann Marie Woods, was on hand throughout to engage with visitors, and support in nurturing an interest in and love of science, technology and engineering.