Future is bright for science and technology

The 56th BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition to take place from 8-11th January 2020 Survey reveals that nearly two in three of 12- 24 year olds would like to see science and technology tackle major societal and climate issues Minister for Education calls on students to get involved in the 2020 BTYSTE BT Ireland celebrates 20 years as organisers of the longest running science and technology event in Europe Students across Ireland are today being encouraged to get involved in the 2020 BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition (BTYSTE), Ireland’s most inspiring celebration of science and technology. The Exhibition will take place from the 8th – 11th January 2020, and students are being urged to start working on their projects today. To mark its 20th year as both organiser and lead sponsor of the BTYSTE, BT Ireland asked 1,200 people across Ireland, ranging in age from 12 to 55, their perceptions on science and technology to determine the generational views on science and technology today. One of the questions posed was what progress they would like to see in the future through science and technology. Interestingly, the survey revealed that the majority of 12-18 and 19-24 year olds – Generation Z – would like to see science and technology tackle social and climate issues. In contrast, 25 – 39 year olds and 40 – 59 year olds choose more functional advancements, with over one in three saying they would like to see greater use of AI in transport in the next 20-years. The survey also found that young people aged between 12-24 years old are those most interested...
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