MSD Ballydine launch competition for bright science ideas

Merck, Sharp and Dohme (MSD) is committed, as a core part of its ethos and approach, to supporting innovation in science and technology.

Merck, Sharp and Dohme (MSD) is committed, as a core part of its ethos and approach, to supporting innovation in science and technology.

One of its Irish sites, based in Ballydine, is launching a new science competition called MSD Bright Ideas. The intention of this competition is to encourage secondary students to share their ideas, develop them further and in the process gain recognition for their efforts.

The competition is designed for students to have an outlet for their bright ideas that could provide information that betters the life of others based on a study; develop a modification to an existing instrument/device to enhance its use; investigate people’s behaviours; design a new device or instrument; develop a useful app; or complete a study that provides information on animals or plants.

Entering the competition will facilitate students to develop their ideas and get constructive advice to enable them develop further.

It’s also hoped that this competition will inspire students to build on their findings and advance them further to enable them to be future contenders for recognition at the BT Young Scientist Competition in 2016. For more details on the competition see the information elsewhere on this page of The Nationalist.