The 2017 BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition, is now in its 53rd year.
BT in Ireland are delighted to once again be the organisers and sponsors of this great institution.
Today more than ever, science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) subjects are integral to education and career development, no matter what industry you plan to join. Science and technology are everywhere – from sports and fashion to farming, healthcare and communications.
The BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition is designed to bring these subjects to life in the real world, allowing students aged 12-19 to dream, investigate, and discover new solutions to everyday problems.
Many Exhibition alumni have gone on to become successful scientists, researchers and entrepreneurs, including Limerick brothers Patrick and John Collison, whose start-up company, Stripe, has become a multi-billion dollar success story. Even the simplest project ideas have gone on to become successful business ventures, while participants have learned team building, innovation, critical thinking and presentation skills that have helped them succeed in companies all over the world. Entering BTYSTE is a lot simpler than you might think. All we need is a one-page proposal to be submitted online by September 28, 2016. Categories include social and behavioural sciences, biological and ecological sciences, chemical, physical and mathematical sciences, and technology, so there’s plenty of scope to investigate the topics you’re most interested in. There are over 140 teacher and student awards to be won, including travel awards, cash prizes and the honour of becoming BT Young Scientist & Technologist(s) of the Year.
This year, we’re proud to partner with An Gaisce for the first time, which means that your project work will now contribute towards The President’s Award programme – another great reason to take part.
To learn more about how to get involved, go to their website www.btyoungscientist.com.