Young Irish scientist awarded in Warsaw-European Union Contest for Young Scientists

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Paul Clarke, the winner of the BT Young Scientist 2014 has taken one of the top prizes at the 26th annual European Union Contest for Young Scientists (EUCYS) in Warsaw.

 

Paul Clarke, the winner of the BT Young Scientist 2014 has taken one of the top prizes at the 26th annual European Union Contest for Young Scientists (EUCYS) in Warsaw.

Mr. Clarke was awarded one of three second prizes for his project entitled: Contributions to cyclic graph theory. The prize is worth €5,000.

110 researchers aged 14 to 20 presented their projects during an intense competition, in the hope of impressing an international jury. They were competing for honours in the 26th annual EUCYS, which concluded with the awards ceremony today. Aside from the right to count themselves among the best young scientists in Europe, the winners also divided up a total of €62,500 in prize money, as well as other coveted prizes such as science trips.

Máire Geoghegan-Quinn, European Commissioner for Research, Innovation and Science said: "The quality of the entries to this competition continues to amaze me, and I congratulate all the participants. Research and innovation spring from a diversity of ideas, so we must allow young people the freedom to develop their ideas and create. We also have to work harder to increase female participation in science and technology. These are real challenges for our education systems."

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