2013 BT Young Scientist Exhibition

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2013 BT Young Scientist Exhibition
Mary Carter (GSI)

The Geological Survey of Ireland (GSI) is sponsoring a special award at the BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition to be held in the RDS, Dublin 12-14th January, 2013. GSI will also have a stand, which will give you an opportunity to try your luck at gold panning with the Tellus project team. You can try using the model Aquifer display with the help of the Groundwater Section. The display for the Infomar project, run by GSI and the Marine Institute, will include a working ROV. The minerals display, in association with the Exploration and Mining Division of the Department of Communications Energy and Natural Resources, and the minerals section of the GSI, includes a competition designed by the Natural History Museum inviting you to make the link between minerals and every day objects. Also there will be a chance to make your own earthquake, and learn about the seismology in schools from staff and students from the Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies.

GSI Special Award criteria
The award will be made to the project that best demonstrates the use of geological data. Collecting and interpreting geological data should form the substantive part of the project, which can have a geographical or a technological context. The candidate would be expected to reference geological maps and texts to support their arguments. The candidate should demonstrate some of the following: Understanding of the geological basis of landscape; Understanding of geological processes; A holistic view of the environment, particularly in the context of heritage and/or resource issues.

For geological data check http://www.gsi.ie/

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