In Rio de Janeiro, Brazil at the 60th International Statistics Institute World Statistics Congress 2015, Rachael Ni Dhonnachadha and Shannon Ni Dhonnachadha, two Irish maths students from St. Vincent’s Secondary School, Dundalk, were placed first in the world in the senior category of an international poster competition. Their poster “Road to Rio - Protecting Our Olympic Boxing Future” was judged the best in the world in the poster competition run by the International Association of Statistical Education (IASE) in collaboration with the International Statistical Literacy Project (ISLP). The poster competition attracted over 8,145 entries from across six continents, with strong competition coming from countries including Japan, Russia, Korea, Mexico, Australia, Kenya, India, many other EU member states and South Africa. This poster has already won the Irish John Hooper Medal for Statistics poster competition, garnering them both the beautifully engraved sterling silver John Hooper Medal as well as a total of €1,600 in prize money, €1,000 of which is awarded to the school and €600 to the students themselves.
Rachael (left) and Shannon (right) Ni Dhonnachadha.
Not to be outdone by their older peers Aoife Conroy, Jessica Barbulescu and Lauren Murphy, from Loreto Secondary School in Balbriggan did Ireland proud coming third place in the world, in the junior category, of the same competition, with their poster “The effects of meditation and positivity training on school community members”.
You can view the prize winning posters on the CSO website and get details of the John Hooper Medal for Statistics poster competition and the Awards Ceremony.
John Hooper 2015 Prize Awards
If you are interesting in entering the 2016 poster competition please follow the links below.
Link to information on the John Hooper Medal for Statistics 2016 poster competition:
Link to the John Hooper Medal for Statistics 2016 poster competition flyer:
John Hooper Medal for Statistics 2016 Flyer (PDF 1,727KB)