Students Gallop to Success at BT Young Scientist Business Bootcamp

Students Gallop to Success at BT Young Scientist Business Bootcamp Winners of the 2016 BT Young Scientist Business Bootcamp announced at NovaUCD Dublin, Thursday 3rd March 2016: A talented team of five teenagers from Offaly, Dublin, Kilkenny and Limerick today claimed the winning spot at the 2016 BT Young Scientist Business Bootcamp with their project entitled ‘Courses for horses; feeding performance horses as nature intended’. The group presented to a judging panel of accomplished business professionals as they looked to demonstrate how their idea could improve the digestive health and efficiency of performance horses. Daniel Carroll aged 16 from Colaiste Choilm in Offay, Khadija Gull aged 17 from Loreto Secondary School Balbriggan in Dublin, Maeve Shaw aged 16 from Coláiste Pobal Osraí in Kilkenny, David Hamilton aged 15 from Ardscoil Ris in Limerick and Alanna Slater aged 16 from Desmond College in Limerick won ‘best overall team’ at the 7th annual BT Young Scientist Business Bootcamp. The team impressed the judges with their well-planned and thought out business pitch for ‘Courses for horses’ which they presented this afternoon at NovaUCD. The team was selected for its significant progress over the four-day workshop, which is designed to equip students with practical skills and knowledge to transform a creative idea into a viable business proposition. The students, selected because they displayed particular business ambition, are shown how to set up a company, write a business plan, create a marketing campaign, draft a budget and present their ideas competently to senior academics and business people. Heather Murphy aged 16 from Sutton Park School in Dublin was recognised as the best individual student....

BT Young Scientists & Technologists of the Year 2016

Transition Year girls from Balbriggan, Co. Dublin announced as winners of the 52nd BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition –          Loreto Secondary School, Balbriggan win two top awards Dublin, Friday, 8th January 2016: The winners of the 52nd BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition (#BTYSTE) have been announced.  Maria Louise Fufezan (aged 16) and Diana Bura (aged 15) have taken home the top prize for their project entitled, ‘An Investigation into the Effects of Enzymes used in Animal Feed Additives on the Lifespan of Caenorhabditis Elegans’. The announcement was made in the BT Arena at Dublin’s RDS this evening by Jan O’Sullivan, TD, Minister for Education and Skills, and Shay Walsh, Managing Director, BT Ireland. The group entered in the intermediate section of the biological & ecological sciences category.   Maria and Diana were presented with a cheque for €5,000, the opportunity to represent Ireland at the 28th European Union Young Scientist competition in Brussels later this year and the BTYSTE perpetual trophy. In addition, as the Group Technical Partner of Williams Racing, BT will bring the winners on an all-expenses paid trip to the home of Williams Racing in Oxfordshire, England. Here the winners will get a behind the scenes look at how Williams are using technology to ensure they remain one of the world’s leading Formula 1 teams.   Shay Walsh, Managing Director, BT Ireland, said; “We are proud that the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition continues to act as a springboard for future entrepreneurs, academics, scientists and technologists and we have countless past winners who are proof of that. I would like to sincerely congratulate every single student who took part this...

BT Masters Winner Announced

Dublin, Wednesday, 7th January 2016: Elizabeth Cullen, from Kildare, has been named the winner of the BT Masters competition in association with the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition 2016. Elizabeth along with two other finalists, Justin Wallace from Meath and Ina Langford from Limerick, presented their ideas to a panel of judges which included Dr. Tony Scott, founder of the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition , Shay Walsh, Managing Director of BT Ireland and Aisling Judge, former BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition winner. Elizabeth’s project, ‘A proposal to investigate the feasibility of undertaking enhanced surveillance of cancer in Ireland’ focused on recording environmental factors in people diagnosed with cancer. Elizabeth won a prize fund of €1,000 and a trophy. The BT Masters competition was open to over 20s and was developed for all those who wished they had taken part in the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition or wanted to revisit the great experience they had when involved! Ireland’s most spectacular science and technology showcase is open to the public from Thursday 7th to Saturday 9th January 2016 with up to 60,000 visitors, young and old, expected over the course of the event. Along 550 projects exhibiting there is a jam-packed programme of events, including creative inventions, interactive education and mind-blowing live shows. Tickets are available at the door costing €6 for students, €12 for adults and €25 for a family pass which includes 2 adults and 2 children. The BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition is the ultimate family day out and a must for anyone with a passion for science and technology. For...

Take a Step Back in Time and Enter the BT Masters at the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition 2016

News Release DC15-508 Take a Step Back in Time and Enter the BT Masters at the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition 2016 BT competition offers over 20s the chance to express their creativity through STEM Dublin, Sunday, 1st November 2015: Ever wished you had taken part in the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition? Ever dreamt that you could present your idea to a panel of expert judges? Well now is your chance. Today, RTE presenter Rick O’Shea launched the BT Masters, a new competition taking place at this year’s BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition (BTYSTE). The BT Masters will appeal to everyone who wished they had entered the Exhibition when they had the chance or may want to revisit the great experience they had when they were involved! This special competition is open across the island of Ireland to anyone aged 20 or older. Entrants must submit a one page proposal into one of the four designated categories; Technology; Biological and Ecological Sciences; Chemical, Physical and Mathematical Sciences; or Social and Behavioural Sciences, by Friday 27th November to btmasters2016@gmail.com. Speaking at the launch today, RTE presenter Rick O’Shea commented; “This is everyone’s chance to literally take a step back in time. I am a huge fan of the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition having attended it for the past years and the idea of the BT Masters drums up all sorts of nostalgia and trips down memory lane. I hear it every year I’m there from the parents and even the teachers who regret not entering when they were in school and there are some...

BT Masters Competition

Competition entry brief Background: The BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition (BTYSTE) is a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) competition for second level students across the island of Ireland. Please refer to www.btyoungscientist.com for more information on the core competition. As part of the 2016 exhibition BT is delighted to announce a special competition under the umbrella of the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition named “the BT Masters”. The BT Masters is an all-Ireland competition for anyone who on 31st October 2015 is 20 years of age or over and who is not in second level (or equivalent) education. The BT Masters will run as an entirely separate competition to the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition but will be judged, and the winner will be announced, during the week of the BTYSTE in January 2016 at the RDS, Dublin. Whether you are just out of college or retired many years and for all ages in between you can get involved and enter. Do you often wish you had entered BTYSTE while you had the chance in secondary school but you didn’t? Did you enter while in school and enjoyed the experience so much that you would like to take part again? Do you have a great idea you would like to present? Do you look fondly on the Exhibition every January and wish you had been there once or would like the chance to be there again? If you answer ‘yes’ to any of these questions then get your entry ready. Please note, if you have previously been named as the overall winner of the BTYSTE...
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