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Wicklow Schools Commended After Cork Student Wins At Young Scientist And Technology Exhibition

Entries from students in Colaiste Craobh Abhainn in Kilcoole, St Gerards in Bray and St Mary’s College in Arklow were among 1,300 from 213 schools nationwide that will compete for the top prize at the Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition over the next three days.

A student from West Cork has been named the winner of the 57th BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition.

17 year old Gregory Tarr from Bandon Grammar School will take home a prize of 7500 euro for developing software to detect deepfake videos.

Gregory's project could potentially be deployed at scale to filter out DeepFake media - making the internet a safer place.

Abby Mullins, Chloe Murphy and Megan Carroll from Moate Community School in Co. Westmeath were named the group winners for developing a blanket that cleans oil slicks.

Students from Wicklow took six awards at this year's virtual event.

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