In its 50th year the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition is much more than a competition; it is an unforgettable experience of a lifetime for the students who take part. The exhibition itself is the final stage in the competition which is open to all second level students from Ireland, both North and South. As well as the 550 student projects on display, there are a further four exhibition halls filled with science and technology based exhibits and entertainment, making it a thrilling event for those who enter and for general visitors too.
A focus on science, technology, engineering and maths now can be a long term investment in your future. Never have these skills been so in demand North and South. They are vital to the prosperity of the island and to companies like BT.
With the number of entries increasing each year (5 projects qualified for this years exhibition), it is obvious that the exhibition encourages an enthusiasm for science among the students, and this is clearly visible in the innovation and inspiration they apply to their projects. Science plays a role in our every day lives, in the economy, in technology and in the environment.
The exhibition allows young people to take science outside the classroom by exploring the unlimited potential of the subject through everything from music to mobile phone technology, from sports to social behaviour and from pharmacy to climate change. It is essential to inspire students to get involved in all aspects of science and technology, and thereby help them build the skills that they will need for their future careers.
With many live displays, ranging from robots with awesome powers to Antarctic and astronomical adventurers, the BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition strives to stimulate the interest and imagination of everyone who visits the exhibition each year. Not only that, but it is a fun event which gives aspiring young scientists the chance to meet their peers from across the country, to exchange ideas and to discover together the wide and exciting world of science and technology. The BT Young Scientist Exhibition provides a wonderful opportunity for today’s students to demonstrate their skills in a competitive environment and to become the innovators, researchers and entrepreneurs of tomorrow.
Coláiste na Sceilge at BT Young scientist
Lonán Collins comes 2nd Overall in the Senior Technology Category at the BT Young Scientists Competition.
Congratulations to Lonán Collins who came 2nd overall in the Individual Senior Technology Category at the
BT Young Scientist in Dublin and to their teacher Ms. Marie O’Sullivan his Project titled: Eazi-Paint! Painting made easier, safer and faster.
Other projects who qualified from the school for the final of BT Young Scientist competition.
|Natural remedy for midge bites||Noelle Galvin||Ms Marie O’Sullivan|
|Is school deafening us?||Cillian O’Donoghue & Padraig Casey||Ms Aine McCarthy|
|The effect the removal of a fulltime ambulance service can have on a rural community and the people in our rural community.||Holly Dennehy, Sonia O’Donoghue & Jennifer Murphy.||Ms Aine McCarthy|
|To Discover if an area or lifestyle is linked to mental health illness.||Eilis Moriarty, Cassandra Murphy & Barbara O’Connell.||Ms Aine McCarthy|
Participating Students View
‘An amazing and worthwhile experience. A very busy three days, we met a lot of inspirational people, Michael D Higgins, Brian O Driscoll and we made many new friends from all over the country.’ Noelle Ní Ghealbháin