HRC Leaving Cert 1 Student receives scholarship!

Stephen Doran with his teacher Ms. Cunningham

Congratulations to Stephen Doran, LC1, who has received a scholarship for the CERN S’Cool LAB Summer CAMP this summer in Geneva, Switzerland for 2 weeks. This is a scholarship that was open to all secondary/high school students worldwide aged 16 and over with only 30 places available, so this is a massive achievement.

At CERN, the European Organisation for Nuclear Research, physicists and engineers are probing the fundamental structure of the universe. They use the world’s largest and most complex scientific instruments to study the basic constituents of matter – the fundamental particles. The particles are made to collide together at close to the speed of light. The process gives the physicists clues about how the particles interact and provide insights into the fundamental laws of nature.

At CERN, Stephen will get to work in their S’Cool LAB, CERN’s hands-on particle physics learning laboratory, get an epic programme of lectures and tutorials, do his own teamwork research project and visit CERN’s research installations.

The main requirement for this scholarship was ‘candidates should have a passion and strong ability in physics and mathematics as reflected in high school course grades and extracurricular activities’, all of which Stephen has. We hope that Stephen will inspire all our young budding scientists to work hard in their courses and encourage them to take part in Sci-Fest, BT young Scientist and many other competitions than are run each year so they can build up their portfolio in the field of science.

Well done Stephen, from all at HRC.