BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition, in Dublin Ireland saw a innovative project among their entries. It was titled,
“Insight from a New Generation: Fertility Issues.” Simon Leonard, 16, a fifth-year at Roscommon Community College, along with classmates Conor Lavin and Michael Egan, both 17 decided to survey people’s knowledge of fertility.
Despite the ribbing they receive for a “female topic,” they went on to discover that few people had correct information about fertility.
The Irish examiner reports:
Almost 80% were unaware that the egg can only live for 24 hours after being released from the ovary.
Some 54% didn’t know when you’re most likely to conceive.
Some 42% didn’t know where fertilization occurs.
We applaud this trio of students who were inquisitive enough to question our understanding of fertility in a “twitter society.”
The time has never been more appropriate for education!