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...

Record Number of Schools Enter the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition 2016

News Release                                              DC15-485   – Over 50% of schools in Republic of Ireland submitted projects – Entrants are 62% female, 38% male Dublin, Thursday 15th October 2015: Minister for Education and Skills, Jan O’Sullivan TD, was on hand today to help BT Ireland announce the record number of schools in the Republic of Ireland that have entered the 2016 BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition. A total of 371 schools in the Republic submitted projects for the January 2016 exhibition which represents 51% of all secondary schools. This is an increase of 28 schools or 8% of schools since the previous exhibition. The 52nd BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition has attracted a total of 2,048 entries from the island of Ireland with 4,449 students submitting their finest ideas and innovations for consideration across the science, technology, engineering and mathematics subjects. In addition, BT Ireland announced that the gender split of entrants this year is 62% female, and 38% male. Speaking at today’s announcement, Minister for Education and Skills, Jan O’Sullivan TD; “It is a testament to Ireland’s students and teachers that, in its 52nd year, the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition is growing in such strength and numbers. This event is a fantastic platform for so many of our young talented students to develop their ideas and bring them to life on a national stage.  Students inspired by curiosity and problem solving will be essential to Ireland’s economic and social future and I commend each one of them and their schools who have taken the time and effort to submit projects and I wish all the entrants...

Radon

It all started at the beginning of first year at St.Mary’s Secondary School in Mallow, Co. Cork. I asked my science teacher, Martin Timmons, if I could do a project for the BT Young Scientist competition. He was extremely enthusiastic about it and when my friend Shauna joined, we got started straight away. We never thought at that early stage we would get as far as we did, not in a million years. Last May, we won two awards at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. We presented our project titled “Measurement of Radon Emanation and its Correlation with Indoor Radon Levels in Some Areas of Mallow” at the world’s largest school science competition, with over 1,700 students from 75 countries. We were amazed to have won a special award from the American Society of Chemistry, especially since we were one of the youngest competitors there. At the next awards ceremony to our surprise we were placed fourth in the chemistry category. It really did feel like we were world champions. Before taking the world stage though, we got what we thought was the opportunity of a lifetime to go and compete at the BT Young Scientist in Dublin. All my friends were competing and we had an absolute ball. It came as an absolute shock that we won three awards and a chance to represent Ireland in the US! Our project studies the noble gas Radon. Colourless, odourless, tasteless, yet it is the second leading cause of lung cancer in Ireland after smoking due to the radioactivity when it breaks down into harmful elements...
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