BT extends partnership with the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition until 2020

11th January 2017: BT Ireland has extended its partnership with the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition until at least 2020. The 53rd annual Exhibition, opened today by President of Ireland Michael D. Higgins, marks the 17th year under BT’s stewardship. Since its inception in 1963 by Dr. Tony Scott and the late Fr. Tom Burke, almost 85,000 Irish secondary school students have entered the Exhibition, showcasing their original ideas and inventions as part of one of the world’s largest and longest-running science fairs. The event provides a platform for young people with a passion for science and technology and is designed to nurture local talent and skills for the workforce of tomorrow. Its alumni have gone on to launch commercial enterprises, earn international recognition for their ideas, and forge successful careers in critical STEM subject areas. Gavin Patterson, CEO of BT Group said, “We are honoured to extend our commitment to the exhibition for an additional two years. As a vibrant digital hub, Ireland depends on local tech talent and a spirit of innovation and entrepreneurship to drive its economy. BTYSTE is one of the most significant grassroots STEM initiatives in the world, bringing together schools, businesses, government and academia with the shared goal of nurturing that future pool of home-grown talent. The exhibition is also making an impact beyond Ireland with the success of its winners in the EU Contest for Young Scientists and with the roll out of the Exhibition in Tanzania and Kenya.” Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton, TD, said, “I welcome BT’s continued investment in the Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition. Their...

Students descend on Dublin’s RDS for the 53rd BT Young Scientist Exhibition

Dublin, Tuesday 10th January 2017: Thousands of students will light up Dublin’s RDS as the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition kicks off tomorrow. The event brings together some of the country’s brightest young minds as they compete to take home the coveted title of the BT Young Scientist & Technologist(s) of the Year 2017. President of Ireland Michael D. Higgins will officially open the Exhibition at a special ceremony tomorrow, Wednesday 11th January, attended by students, teachers, Exhibition partners and stakeholders, and presented by broadcaster Aidan Power and TG4’s Roisin Ni Thomáin. The ceremony will be streamed live on Facebook from 2 p.m. There are 550 projects on show at this year’s Exhibition across four categories: Technology; Biological and Ecological; Social and Behavioural Sciences; and Chemical, Physical and Mathematical Sciences. This year’s projects cover a wide variety of topics, from dating to farming and everything in between. Judging begins tomorrow afternoon, and the Exhibition opens to the public from Thursday 12th to Saturday 14th January, with approx. 50,000 visitors, young and old, expected to visit the event over the course of the three days. Speaking at today’s launch, Shay Walsh, Managing Director, BT Ireland said; “This is a record-breaking year for the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition, with our highest number of entries to date. The quality of the projects on show this year is extraordinary, tackling some of the greatest challenges and opportunities facing society today — from ground-breaking digital tools for people with disabilities to the global migration crisis. We are proud to provide this amazing platform for young people for the 17th year, and...

Rio Ferdinand and Williams F1 Racing join line-up for BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition 2017

Registrations now open for BT Mindshare and Dream It Do It: The Future is in Your Hands 4 January 2017 – BT Ireland has added two new free events to the line-up for this year’s BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition (BTYSTE), which takes place on 12-14 January 2017: Dream It, Do It: The Future is in Your Hands Former professional soccer player Rio Ferdinand will headline a special event on 12 January, designed to inspire young people from every walk of life to consider careers in science and technology. Rio will represent The Rio Ferdinand Foundation, which aims to encourage and enable young people to tap into their talents, develop critical skills, and reach their potential through education and employment. Rio will be joined by BTYSTE host and broadcaster Aidan Power, Graeme Hackland, IT Director for Williams F1 Racing, and BTYSTE alumni, including software engineer and 2007 winner Abdusalam Abubakar and Emily Duffy, founder of the Duffily Bag. The free event will take place at 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, 12 January, in the RDS Concert Hall. To register, visit http://btyoungscientist.com/dream-it-do-it/. BT Mindshare Business Breakfast Graeme Hackland, IT Director for Williams F1 Racing, will also take to the stage at BT Ireland’s annual Mindshare business breakfast on 12th January. In a world where milliseconds can stand between the podium and the pits, Graeme will explore the impact of real-time data and the cloud on F1 Racing. Hosted by Newstalk’s Jonathan McCrea, the breakfast will also feature a discussion with Kate and Annie Madden – 2014 BTYSTE finalists, school students, and founders of rapidly growing Irish start-up...

Discover a Galaxy of Ideas and Innovations at the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition 2017

The 53rd Exhibition features a breath-taking line-up of performances for young and old;  Open for visitors from 12thto 14th January 2017 at the RDS, Dublin 28th December 2016 Take your imagination into outer space this New Year and plan a visit to the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition 2017, Ireland’s most spectacular science and technology showcase. In addition to the 550 inspiring student projects on show, there is also a fantastic line-up of entertainment and performances, including a special act that will transport visitors to a galaxy far far away! The Exhibition is open to the public in the RDS, Dublin from 12th to 14th January 2017. Space fanatics won’t want to miss Discover the Cosmos 3D, a journey through space and time from the edge of the solar system, exploring the regions of space at the limits of the Sun’s influence. Audiences will chase a comet as it tumbles towards the sun and explore the surface of the Red Planet, Mars. The audience will be wowed and inspired as they observe the majestic Milky Way and learn more about the structure of the universe. Also taking to the stage and joining the line-up for the first time is The Ultimate Science Show, with the longest sparks, the loudest explosions, and the biggest and best science demonstrations on the planet. This is a fast paced interactive show that will explore what the future could look like in the world of STEM. Mentalist David Meade will once again take to the main stage to test the minds of the nation as they try to crack the secret behind his...

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...
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