EU awards given to young scientists
This year’s European Union Contest for Young Scientists has been won by projects on microphone manufacturing, synthesising anti-depressants, and ultrasonic detection for gas chromatography, carried out by students from Austria, Denmark and Germany respectively.
Some of Europe’s best young scientists had gathered in Dublin, Ireland, for the ceremony on 29 September, hosted by the Irish Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment, Mary Harney. The winners were selected by an international jury of 15 experts, and were judged on the basis of their work and interviews with the jury.
Second and third prizes worth 3,000 euro and 1,500 euro respectively were awarded to scientists from Poland, Germany, Turkey and Lithuania, for their work in areas including computing, biology, physics and mathematics. Honorary and special prizes were also awarded to contestants who, in the jury’s opinion, would most benefit from the chance to take all-expenses-paid trips to major European research facilities such as CERN, ESA, and EMBL.
News Source: EU commission