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Aditya Kumar and Aditya Joshi have scooped first place prize at this year’s European Union Contest for Young Scientists

The new deadline for completed submissions is Monday 3rd October, at 5pm

Winners of the 2022 BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition (BTYSTE), Aditya Kumar and Aditya Joshi, have scooped first place prize at this year’s European Union Contest for Young Scientists (EUCYS) with their project entitled: “A New Method of Solving the Bernoulli Quadrisection Problem”.

The Synge Street CBS students triumphed with their project “A New Method of Solving the Bernoulli Quadrisection Problem” which proposed a new approach to a mathematical problem unsolved since the 17th century and put forward ways in which it could be applied to contemporary engineering challenges.

Kumar and Joshi, 5th year and 4th year students from Synge Street, Dublin, faced stiff competition from hundreds of students representing EU member states and other guest countries, including USA, Canada, and Ukraine.

Aditya Kumar and Aditya Joshi attributed their EUCYS success to the support from the BTYSTE organisers in the months following their win last January. They said, “We’re still in shock at receiving such a positive response in Europe to our project, and we know we would never have made it to Europe if we didn’t take part in BTYSTE last January. We’ve been guided along the way by our school and the BTYSTE team, it’s hard to put into words what winning at EUCYS means to us.

“If anyone was thinking of entering the 2023 BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition, there is still time, and we highly recommend students all over Ireland take a shot at entering a project in an area of science that excites them.”

To celebrate the brilliant achievement of Aditya Kumar and Aditya Joshi, BT Ireland have decided to extend the entry submission deadline for this year’s BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition 2023 to Monday 3rd, October, at 5pm.

Mari Cahalane, Head of the BTYSTE, said “I am incredibly proud of our BTYSTE 2022 winners Aditya Kumar and Aditya Joshi, who represented Ireland so well at this year’s European Union Contest for Young Scientists. To take the first place prize at EUCYS is a tremendous achievement for them and a credit to their supportive families, school and teachers who have helped them along this journey.

“We at BT Ireland have decided to extend the BTYSTE project deadline until Monday October 3rd  to celebrate the success of our 2022 winners at the EU Young Scientist Competition. We want to encourage as many students as possible to get their entries in ahead of the new extended deadline and ensure as many people as possible can get their chance to showcase their STEM skills in the RDS this January!”

The new October 3rd deadline will allow as many young people as possible to showcase their STEM skills at the most prestigious science exhibition in Europe. Participating students will be in the running to win over 200 prizes across all four categories and age groups. The overall winners will take away the top prize of €7,500 and go on to represent Ireland at EUCYS in Brussels next year.

BTYSTE Entries must be from second-level students aged between 12 and 19 years. For more information on the BTYSTE 2023, please visit www.btyoungscientist.com.

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Contact Details:

Hanover Communications for the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition and Primary Science Fair: BTYSTE@hanovercomms.com

Conor McCrave: cmccrave@hanovercomms.com

Áine O’Boyle: aoboyle@hanovercomms.com

Notes to Editor:

For video footage of Aditya Kumar and Aditya Joshi, please see links below to previous content:

About EUCYS: The European Union (EU) Contest for Young Scientists, an initiative of the European Commission, was set up to promote the ideals of co-operation and interchange between young scientists. The EU Contest for Young Scientists is part of the Science with and for Society activities managed by the Directorate-General for Research and Innovation of the European Commission.

EUCYS & the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition: The overall winner of the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition goes forward to compete in EUCYS each year. Ireland’s success in the European competition is unparalleled with our young students winning first prize 17 times over the past 30 years. organisers of the BTYSTE participated in EUCYS this year to highlight the many benefits of entering the national exhibition and encouraging even more young people to submit an entry to the upcoming BTYSTE which takes place in person at the RDS in Dublin from 12th – 14th January 2023.

The BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition

The BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition is much more than a competition – it is the experience of a lifetime for the students and teachers who take part. Designed to raise schools’ engagement in the critical subjects of science, technology, engineering, and maths (STEM), the Exhibition calls upon students aged 12-19 years from all over the island of Ireland to showcase innovative science and technology project. In 2022, the Exhibition reached almost 8 million visitors around the world through its virtual portal. The BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition is supported by several valued partners including the Department of Education, Analog Devices, Horizon, Stripe, and RTE. Learn more at www.btyoungscientist.com

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