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Best of Luck to our 2 teams participating in the BT Young Scientist Competition!

Best of Luck to our 2 teams participating in the BT Young Scientist Competition!

Niamh O'Donovan, Emma Crowley and Marysia Tomczak with their project
"Honey's Medicinal properties and infection fighting abilities"

Ben Sheehy, Jerome McCarthy and Ryan Fitzgerald
" Design of a fruit bowl, including features that reduce decomposition".

BT has been the proud custodian, sponsor and organiser of the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition for over 20 years. The essence of the exhibition is the spirit and ingenuity demonstrated by the students who participate. As a leader in innovation and technology, BT is thrilled to help cultivate and nurture the talent of our future scientists and engineers through the exhibition itself and also the BT Young Scientist Business Bootcamp. In 1963 two UCD physics researchers, Rev. Dr. Tom Burke and Dr. Tony Scott, came across the concept of ‘Science Fairs’’ while conducting research in New Mexico, America. These local school science exhibitions culminated in State Fairs and ultimately a national competition. The pair decided that this type of hands-on science was something that Irish students could benefit from, by taking science outside the four walls of the classroom and showing that it is all around. And so the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition was born. The first competition was held in 1965 in the Round Room of the Mansion House in Dublin and attracted 230 entries and the first ever winner, John Monaghan, has recently retired as Chief Executive Officer of Avigen, a US Biotech company. The success of the first year was such that the exhibition moved to the much larger venue of the RDS in year two and it has remained there ever since. In recent years the number of entries has increased dramatically, reaching an all time high of over 2000 projects being submitted. All entries were screened to select just 550 projects to go through to compete in the RDS, other than 2021 and 2022 when virtual exhibitions were held. The event attracts some 40,000 people making it one of the largest events of its kind in Europe, if not the world! There have been a great array of winners over the years,

THURSDAY JUNE 20th 2024 from 930am-1230pm with Parents Information Session at 12 noon
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