Explore the wonder of science and technology at the 2017 BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition

The 53rd BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition will run from 12th – 14th January 2017 at the RDS, Dublin 8 December 2016 Next month the Main Hall in Dublin’s RDS will once again come to life as thousands of young students descend for the 53rd BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition (BTYSTE), which takes place from 12th – 14th January 2017. Hosted by TG4’s Roisin Ni Thomáin and broadcaster Aidan Power, the exhibition brings together the brightest young minds from across the island of Ireland in a showcase of ideas and innovations designed to tackle the issues facing the economy and society today. Over 50,000 visitors, young and old, are expected to visit the Exhibition, which features a showcase of 550 inspirational student projects, as well as a fantastic line-up of live shows including mentalist David Meade, Discover the cosmos 3D, the incredibly popular World of Robots and TITAN the Robot. Tickets are available at the door costing €6 for students, €12 for adults and €25 for a family pass which includes two adults and two children. Visitors can plan their visit to the RDS in advance by downloading the free BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition app, available on Android and Apple devices. Full of helpful information, the app includes an exhibition map, a search tool for student projects and exhibitors, a schedule of events, as well as links to the BTYSTE social networks for live updates throughout the event. Open for visitors: January 12th, 9.30am – 5.30pm, January 13th, 9.30am – 5.00pm and January 14th, 9.30am – 5.30pm Location: RDS, Dublin 4 Tickets: student €6 / adult €12...

BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition invites applications for Alumni Showcase 2017

New competition will offer former participants the chance to showcase commercial ventures in front of up to 50,000 visitors at BTYSTE 2017 14 November 2016: The BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition (BTYSTE) today announced the BTYSTE Alumni Showcase, a new feature for 2017 which will see previous participants compete for the chance to exhibit their commercial ventures before an audience of up to 50,000 people at the Exhibition on 12th-14th January 2017. The competition is open to alumni of the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition or BT Young Scientist Business Bootcamp who qualified for the Exhibition itself and went on to incorporate a company based on their BTYSTE project. The goal of the competition is to shine a light on the myriad of successful commercial enterprises born at the Exhibition since its beginnings in 1965, including BTYSTE-born companies like FenuHealth, Restored Hearing, betterexaminations.ie and The Duffily Bag. The submission process is simple – applicants from across the island of Ireland are invited to log on to www.btyoungscientist.com/alumni and tell BT about their company, its impact, and why they deserve the opportunity to exhibit. Nine companies (three per day) will be selected to exhibit alongside 50+ leading private and public sector organisations on the public days of the Exhibition, 12th to 14th January 2017. Shay Walsh, Managing Director of BT Ireland, said; “The BTYSTE Alumni Showcase is a brilliant opportunity to highlight the commercial success stories born at the Exhibition, and to demonstrate how our investment in young talent is impacting the STEM sector, the Irish economy and society as a whole. It’s the perfect way for 2017...

BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition Continues To Break Records As Entry Numbers Rise Again

News Release – DC 16-474 BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition Continues To Break Records As Entry Numbers Rise Again 2,091 entries from 4,591 students across Ireland submitted for the 2017 exhibition Dublin, 20th October 2016: Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton TD, was on hand today to help BT Ireland announce a record number of entries for the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition, which takes place on 11-14 January 2017. 2,091 project ideas were submitted by secondary students from 375 schools across the island, an increase of 2% from the 2016 exhibition. 550 projects have been shortlisted to compete at the Exhibition, with results issued to schools this week. The 53rd BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition attracted individual and group entries from 4,591 students in total, an increase of over 3% on last year. These hail from 31 counties, and girls once again out-numbered the boys with a gender split of 61% female to 39% male entrants. Students submitted ideas and innovations on subjects ranging from migration to climate change to concussion injuries, with Social & Behavioural Sciences the most popular category (41% of entries). Speaking at today’s announcement, Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton TD said, “The BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition is a fantastic platform for so many students in Ireland and it is a testament to all involved, that in its 53rd year, the event still continues to grow in such strength and numbers. I have been to the exhibition on numerous occasions and it is extremely inspiring and encouraging to see the talent that is being nurtured as students...

Deadline for entries is fast approaching for the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition 2017

Exhibition announced as official Gaisce Challenge Partner 8 September 2016: Time is running out to enter this year’s BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition (BTYSTE) before the deadline on Wednesday, 28th September 2016. Taking part couldn’t be simpler – students can submit a one-page proposal outlining their idea via www.btyoungscientist.com. For secondary school students who have ever thought “What if?”, BTYSTE offers an opportunity to dream big and give it a shot. This year, the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition has been named an official Gaisce Challenge Partner which means that students can now dedicate their BTYSTE project work towards achieving a Bronze medal as part of Gaisce – The President’s Award. BTYSTE planning, preparation and participation will all count towards the Personal Skill qualification, one of the four challenge areas undertaken as part of the Gaisce programme. Mari Cahalane, Head of the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition, said: “BTYSTE isn’t just a school science fair. It is a unique event that provides an opportunity for students to dream and to push their imaginations as far as they can. Each year we see young people take the first step towards becoming entrepreneurs, scientists and technologists, starting out with a simple idea that can blossom into a formal research concept or even a profitable business. Our new partnership with Gaisce – The President’s Award provides yet another reason for young people to explore an idea or an innovation, and enter a proposal for 2017.” To find out more about dedicating BTYSTE project work towards a Gaisce Bronze medal, visit www.gaisce.ie/btyste. To qualify, participants must be aged 15-19 years...

Secondary schools receive financial boost from BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition

Secondary schools receive financial boost from BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition 133 schools across Ireland supported by BT in 2016 10 August 2016: BT Ireland today confirmed financial grants of more than €75,000 to secondary school students across Ireland that participated in this year’s BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition (BTYSTE), one of the world’s largest and longest-running school STEM showcases. The company also reaffirmed its commitment to providing travel and accommodation grants for schools taking part in the 2017 exhibition, which closes for entries on September 28, 2016. The grant scheme is designed to provide financial assistance to the growing number of schools travelling to Dublin each year to participate in the BTYSTE, ensuring that young people with a passion for science and technology have an equal opportunity to get involved, regardless of their geographical location. Schools that are located over 70km from the RDS, where the exhibition is held, are eligible to apply for a grant of €150 per individual entry or €300 for a group entry, up to a maximum of €1,500 per school. In 2016, BT provided more than €75,000 in grant funding to 133 schools across Ireland, bringing the total financial support since 2006 to almost €650,000. Mari Cahalane, Head of the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition, said; “We are keenly aware of the financial pressures facing both schools and parents today. Our goal is to ensure that travel and accommodation expenses don’t stand in the way of budding entrepreneurs, scientists and technologists interested in showcasing their innovations. Over the last 50 years, BTYSTE has been a vital platform for Ireland’s most...
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