Tuesday, 8th September 2009: The closing date for entries to the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition 2010 is drawing close; all entries must be submitted by Monday 5th October 2009. BT is encouraging as many students as possible from schools throughout the country to get involved in the event and submit projects for this year’s exhibition.
CEO of BT, Chris Clark says, “Our young people are vital to the future prosperity of Ireland, particularly in industries related to science and technology. It is essential that we capture students’ passion for these areas and build the foundations for a future in these fields. Due to the current climate, our young people are more crucial than ever to ensure that the island of Ireland regains its’ global position as a leader in innovation and technology, attracting investment and allowing for growth.
The BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition provides an ideal platform on which to build and develop the skills necessary for our future. We are looking forward to a record breaking number of entries this year. Last year 1,616 entries were submitted, a massive 14% increase on the previous year and we hope to build on this momentum with even more entries this year. The competition is open to all students, aged between 12-18 years, across the island of Ireland.”
The exhibition has become renowned for encouraging students to develop their passion for science and technology. It offers an exciting alternative to traditional teaching and enables students to apply their knowledge in a fun environment. We encourage teachers and students not to be daunted by the competition and to avail of the support open to them including www.btyoungscientist.com.
Catherine Tattersall, (Teacher) Sutton Park School, Dublin: “How to describe the BT Young Scientist? …..In short …Electric, professional, student focused, sociable, expert judges, alive with Science….. The competition is unrivalled against its worldwide equivalents. It reinforces a love of science and the value of scientific research in the real world. Students who exhibit say it’s a hugely enjoyable week giving them life changing experience they will remember forever. Not to be missed!”
The BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition 2010 will take place in the RDS, Dublin 4 from 12th – 16th January 2010. For more information on the exhibition and how to enter please visit www.btyoungscientist.ie or call 1800 924 362.
For further information please contact
Gill Madden, Fleishman-Hillard, 01 6188414 or 086 2309070
Michelle Toner, Fleishman-Hillard, 01 6188 420 or 085 725 9809