A GROUP of students from Rathmore Grammar School
have made the trip of a lifetime to the USA to compete against
pupils from around the world at the Intel International Science
and Engineering Fair in Indianapolis. In June last year they won
the top prize at the Seagate Young Innovators competition at the
Odyssey, and this included an all expense: paid trip to
represent the UK and Ireland at the International Fair.
This event is the biggest secondary school age
science competition in the world, and the Rathmore group will
make up part of the 5,000 selected pupils from all different
countries who will be there to showcase their projects. The
pupils award winning entry is the creation of a locking
mechanism that safely and effectively secures gas valve box lids
to their bases under ground.
Phoenix Natural Gas have been Rathmore Grammar's
partner in the inception and development of this project.
Flying the flag with
Phoenix engineer Andrew Lyle are (L-R)
the Rathmore team of Caron Malone,
Barbara Fleming and Daniel Evans.