BT Masters Winner Announced

BT Masters Award 2016

BT Masters Award 2016 – Dr Elizabeth Cullen and Shay Walsh, MD, BT Ireland

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!

BT Masters Award 2016  Dr Elizabeth CullenIreland’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 information, log onto www.btyoungscientist.com, check out http://www.facebook.com/BTYSTE, or follow the action on twitter at #BTYSTE.

 

ENDS

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Lydia Tierney, FleishmanHillard, 085 713 8810 or lydia.tierney@fleishmaneurope.com

Gina Kelly, PR at BT, 086 780 5451 or gina.kelly@bt.com

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