Sunday, January 16, 2005

Esat BT Young Scientist of the Year

While we like to concentrate on the business aspects of awards and event sponsorship here at Winners Podium, every once in a while we come across a winner whose achievements are just so remarkable that we have to comment.

One such winner is 16-year old Irish student Patrick Collison, who has just won the 2005 Esat BT Young Scientist of the Year Award in Ireland. Patrick won the award this year (after coming runner-up last year) by developing a new computer programming language. His invention - CROMA - is actually a variant of the Lisp language, which has been used for applications that include the widely-used Yahoo Webstore platform. What excites us here at Winners Podium is that CROMA was developed with Web programming in mind. Imagine, in a few years our blogs could easily be based on Patrick's new language.

As well as a custom made Waterford Crystal trophy, Patrick was presented with €3,000 for winning the national competition. He now goes forward to represent Ireland in the European Union Contest for Young Scientists which will be held in Moscow, Russia, in September 2005.

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