Huge congratulations to Jennifer McCarthy, a Leaving Cert student at Kinsale Community School, who won two major prizes at the BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition in Dublin yesterday, Friday 11th January.
Jennifer’s project - Helping Hemp Heal: The design of a nano-formulation to increase the absorption of Cannabidiol in the gastro-intestinal tract - won 1st prize in the Chemical, Physical and Mathematical Senior Group and she also won the Eli Lilly Special Award, the first time a student from Kinsale has won this. Part of the prize includes a 1st year Scholarship to UCC.
In addition to these wonderful achievements Jennifer has a patent pending for her work which could have tremendous implications for the delivery of CBD medication.
We have huge admiration for Jennifer who has achieved all this while studying for her Leaving Cert exam this June. Well done Jennifer and best of luck with your studies.