54 years of making history
2018 will see the exhibition celebrate its 54th year, making it one of the longest standing exhibitions of its kind in the world. The 2017 event was the largest exhibition to date with 4,591 students from 375 schools across the island of Ireland, covering 2,091 projects, competing for the title of BT Young Scientist & technologist of the Year.
BT will celebrate 18 years of involvement this year
We are proud to not just sponsor the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition, but also to be entrusted with the organising and running of it too. Ours is a company founded on an inventive and pioneering spirit, we are passionate about technology and feel a real affinity with all the entrants.
January 2014 saw the celebration of 50 years of the Young Scientist exhibition, the longest standing display of secondary school students’ abilities in the area of science and technology. The first ever Young Scientist Exhibition was held in the Mansion House in 1965: 230 students participated and 5,000 people attended. Since 1965, over three quarters of a million people have visited the Young Scientist Exhibition.
…and the winning continues
To date, Irish students have taken the top honours fourteen times at the European Union Science Contest. Irish Young Scientists are amongst the youngest entrants and have scooped over 20 top awards to date in the Science and Engineering Fair in the USA.