Castlenock, Dublin: College Student Wins EU Young Scientist Award

27 Sep

Castlenock College student Alexander Amini has won the top prize at the EU Contest for Young Scientists in Finland.

Alexander Amini's project was an analysis of a tennis player's movements (Pic: European Commission)

Alexander Amini’s project was an analysis of a tennis player‘s movements (Pic: European Commission)

An Irish student has won the top prize at the 23rd EU Contest for Young Scientists in Helsinki.

Alexander Amini, who is this year’s BT Young Scientist, was among 87 contestants from 37 different countries.

The 15-year-old Castlenock College student came joint first with students from Switzerland and Lithuania.

Alexander’s project used sensors to analyse movement as a person plays tennis.

The prize winners will share prize money totalling €51,500.

Teams from Germany, the UK and Bulgaria were awarded second prizes. Third prizes went to teams from Norway, Poland and the UK.

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