About the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition
In 1963 two physics researchers from the University College Dublin, Rev. Dr. Tom Burke and Dr. Tony Scott, came across the concept of ‘Science Fairs’ while conducting research in New Mexico, America. The pair decided that this type of hands-on science was something that students in Ireland could benefit from. And so the Young Scientist Exhibition was born.
BT has been the proud sponsor and organiser of the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition for 15 years.
- 52 years of making history
- BT will celebrate 16 years of involvement this year
- 4,616 students from 367 schools entered over 2,000 projects for the Exhibition in 2015
- There are over 120 awards
- Since 1965, over three quarters of a million people, spanning 49 years, have visited the Young Scientist Exhibition
Judging will commence on Wednesday 6th January 2016 from 3.00pm and will continue all day Thursday. Final judging will be completed on Friday morning.
WITHDRAWAL OF A QUALIFIED PROJECT
When a student confirms that they will exhibit a project, one of the available stand spaces will be allocated against that project. It is the teacher’s responsibility to check with students before the Christmas holidays to confirm that they are still planning to participate.
If a project has to be withdrawn please let us know immediately. Call 1800 924 362 from the Republic of Ireland or 0800 917 1297 from Northern Ireland or email: email@example.com before 16th December 2015. Failure to do so may lead to the disqualification of participation in the project in future years.
TEACHER FACILITIES AT THE EXHIBITION
When you arrive at the RDS register with the BT team at the Teacher Reception Desk, where you will receive your Exhibition ID pass. It is imperative that you wear this at all times for security reasons. Tea and coffee will be served throughout the day in a designated teachers’ area on the main hall balcony. You will receive complimentary lunch vouchers when you register and these can also be used in the teachers’ area.
We are delighted to welcome new teachers to the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition. Help is on hand if you run into any problems. Phone our helpdesk numbers and we will direct you to a number of teachers who work with us on the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition. School visits to the Exhibition
Why not celebrate your school’s participation in the competition by encouraging your colleagues to bring a class along. Or if you are not participating this year why not bring your class along to experience the buzz around the event and maybe that will encourage them to enter next year’s competition. More information will be sent to schools in October/November with regard to booking school visits.ition