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UCC Engineering researchers celebrate Young Scientist win

18 Jan 2022

Congratulations to Robert Troy from CBS Charleville who won two major prizes at this year's BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition (BTYSE) for his project "Smart Yard: IoT monitoring of key farm metrics to reduce agricultural emissions". Robert was supported in his research by Dr Emanuel Popovici and the Embedded.Systems Group, Department of Electricial and Electronic Engineering, UCC.

Technology multinational, Qualcomm was also instrumental in providing assistance to the project. Robert's prize-winning project is a wonderful example of interdisciplinary research across the fields of electronic engineering, agriculture and the environment/energy. 

The prizes won by Robert were the Fr Tom Burke Bursary and a special award from ComReg (the Commission for Communications Regulation). He worked strenuously under the supervision of his teacher, Ms Maria Kelly.

Robert is no stranger to success in BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition, as he also won two awards in the competition three years ago, when Dr Emanuel Popovici again supported his team. To date, Dr Popovici has supervised seven BTYSE awardees.

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