Get Entries Flying in for BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition 2011

– As demand for college places hit record high science loving students continue to benefit from exhibition participation – 

Dublin, Wednesday 8th September 2010: The closing date for entries to the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition is fast approaching, and with demand for third level places in science, technology and mathematics hitting record highs, students who develop a passion for these subjects at an early age could be at an advantage come exam time.

Scientist, teacher and host of the exhibition Aoibhinn Ní Shúilleabháin joined students from Loreto College, St.Stephen’s Green at the new science wing of the Dublin Wax Museum today as they encouraged young scientists to submit entries by Monday 4th October 2010.  Aoibhinn, Kate O’Regan, Ruth Dargen and Ciara Walsh spent the day learning about great Irish scientists such as: James Martin, who invented the early fighter pilot ejector seat; Dr. James Drumm who invented the alkaline battery and Aoife McLysaght, who was part of the first team to look at the complete DNA of a human being. The BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition is the biggest and longest running event of its kind in Europe and a launch pad to find Ireland’s next great scientist or technologist.

The focus of the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition 2011, now in its 47th year, is innovation and sustainability – supporting sustainable jobs through the promotion of the core subjects of engineering, science, technology and mathematics.  2010 saw a record number of schools entering the competition, with 329 schools submitting a total of 1,588 projects.  BT hopes to continue this growth in 2011 by urging students North and South to get working on their projects and final submissions.

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.

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