BT Young Scientist 2017

Last year we had one group, composed of two students: Aaron McNamara and Donnchadh Gough displayed their projects at the RDS in January 2017. Their Project entitled: To investigate the effects of concussion and other head injuries caused by sport on academic performance. Their project looked into whether concussion caused by sport injuries has short term effects on academic performance. Their results showed that many students that had gotten concussions from sports injuries with their research suggesting that roughly 1 in 10 people who completed the survey had mild head trauma which led to concussion. Additionally, the students result from the qualitative research method, showed the majority of participants felt that their academic performance was affected by their concussions as there was a definite drop in grades post- concussion.