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Town student designs young scientist award

Local student Jowita Rogalska who created the new BT Young Scientist perpetual trophy. Pictured: Graham Knuttel, Jowita Rogalska and Colm ONeill, with the trophy. INLM1402 009

Local student Jowita Rogalska who created the new BT Young Scientist perpetual trophy. Pictured: Graham Knuttel, Jowita Rogalska and Colm ONeill, with the trophy. INLM1402 009

A Lurgan student’s eye for imagination has led her to design the stunning new perpetual trophy for a top science award.

Graphic design student Jowita Rogalska’s creation will be the new BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition winner’s trophy.

BT had commissioned a nationwide search for a new design demonstrating innovation and technology for the new trophy. Students from across Ireland submitted their designs.

The winner was selected by world renowned artist and lead judge, Graham Knuttel.

Jowita, from the Southern Regional College created a design entitled ‘genius is found in simplicity’.

Jowita said: “I was shocked but absolutely thrilled to learn that my design had been selected as the new trophy for the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition. It’s a huge honour that my trophy design will be presented to the 50th winners. I wanted to create a trophy design that demonstrated innovative flair but also sense of simplicity so I experimented with a number of ideas before arriving at my finished design ‘genius is found in simplicity’. I feel privileged that Graham Knuttel, such an internationally revered artist, selected my design as the overall winner and it is the highlight of my education to date.”

Graham Knuttel commented; “The calibre of entries received was truly incredible and we had a difficult job in selecting the overall winner.”

Jowita receives a commemorative trophy of her own, a MacBook laptop and the honour of having her trophy design created and presented to the winners of the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition from 2014-16.

 

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