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CSO Statistics Top Prize Winners

Sat 27th Apr 2019

John Hooper Medal for Statistics

Bobbi Beattie and Kate Bagnall, category and research prize winners in the 2019 BTYSE, were the top prize winners in their age category in the CSO (Central Statistic Office) John Hooper Medal for Statistics 2019.  Their project will represent ireland in the International Statistical Literacy Program competition later this year. The John Hooper Medal for Statistics 2019 prizes will be presented at an awards ceremony in the National Concert Hall, Dublin, on Tuesday 22 October 2019.

About the competition

The goal of the John Hooper Medal for Statistics Poster competition is to improve students' abilities to describe their environment (not limited to environmental issues) with the help of statistics and to use statistics as a tool for making sense of daily life.

Taking part in this poster competition will encourage students to:

  • work as a team

  • investigate real questions using data

  • use their calculation and graphical skills

  • interpret statistical results

  • to develop skills in written communication.

TU Tallaght Engineering week

Due to their huge success in BTYSE 2019 Bobbi and Kate were asked to speak about their research and project at the launch of Engineers Week 2019 in TU Dublin Tallaght Campus on March 14th.

What incredible confidence these Form 2 students have to be able to present their project in front of lecturers and students at this event. The students truly impressed on the day and we congratulate them on the accolades their hard work and determination has brought them so far. Appreciation must also go to their science teacher and continued supporter, Ciaran O'Connor.