So all well and good until you see the background of his mother. on the face of it it looks a bit suspicious , how much original thought went into this by himself or was he just his mother's "puppet" in all this? . it has given me an idea for junior though for next year, "BT young scientist winners and family connections a statistical exploration"
As a general thing it probably helps to have a family interest in science or engineering or whatnot and nobody would have an issue with this but in this case sailing very close to the wind combined with the fact there was no general openness about it.
Cork does it again - Simon’s discovery wins Young Scientist Exhibition
A Cork student who has potentially discovered a cure for MRSA took home the main prize at the BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition (BTYSTE) at the BT in Dublin last night.
Simon Meehan, a 15-year-old student at Coláiste Choilm scooped the main prize for his project which discovered the presence of chemicals within the blackberry plant which could form antibiotics to combat the MRSA infection.
“I felt almost like a puppet. The hands and feet were moving but you almost feel like it's not you,” he said.
“He's one of the most unassuming and popular students. Everyone is delighted with his success.”
Proud parents Jeremy Meehan and Brigid Lucey attended the ceremony.
MRSA faces defeat from wild flower | Irish Examiner
A WILD flower growing in West Cork could hold the key to wiping out the deadly superbug MRSA, it has emerged.
MRSA faces defeat from wild flower
Researchers at Cork Institute of Technology (CIT) have revealed the bright yellow flower known as inula helenium kills the lethal bug, which is resistant to some of the strongest antibiotics on the market.
The trials were carried out by postgraduate student Susan O’Shea of CIT’s biological sciences department as part of a two-year research project, under the supervision of Dr Brigid Lucey, a senior medical scientist with the microbiology department of Cork University Hospital and Dr Lesley Cotter, a lecturer in biomedical sciences at CIT.