Calling All Young Scientists- Your Chance to Report for The Belfast Telegraph

Has your school qualified for the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition this year? If so read on for details of an exciting new initiative where your school could be selected to report on your preparations for and your experience of The BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition 2011.

This year the Belfast Telegraph has teamed up with the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition to run a student diary initiative which will feature six of the qualifying young people’s projects from schools across Northern Ireland.

Each winning entry will received a video camera to record key elements of their journey to the prestigious annual exhibition and the footage will be uploaded to the Belfast Telegraph’s website.

Schools participating in the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition 2011 are invited to register their interest by sending an email tobelfasttelegraph@aikenpr.co.uk by Wednesday 10 November at 5.00pm. Six qualifying projects will then be selected randomly.

The BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition is one of the largest science and technology events in the world. The event, now is its 47th year, is organised by BT with the aim of stimulating a passion for science among students in a fun and exciting way.

Each year thousands of students from across the island of Ireland put forward their ideas to be in with a chance to win one of more than 100 awards. The focus of the 2011 exhibition is innovation and sustainability – supporting sustainable jobs through the promotion of the core STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) subjects. The BT Young Scientist &Technology Exhibition competition is open to all students aged between 12 and 19 and the 2011 exhibition will take place in the RDS in Dublin in January.

Graham Sutherland, CEO, BT commented: “The BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition is a vital stepping stone as it recognises, engages and nurtures the emerging talent pool in our schools. Consulting directly with these students, BT has been struck by the energy, enthusiasm and, indeed, the resilience that our young people have in preparing for and contributing to, their own future career paths.”

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