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SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY SPARKS TO LIFE AHEAD OF THE 58th BT YOUNG SCIENTIST & TECHNOLOGY EXHIBITION

By January 11, 2022No Comments

Exhibition goes live from Wednesday 12th – Friday 14th January

An Taoiseach offers words of encouragement to students ahead of the 2022 Exhibition

Over 1,000 students are set to take part in the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition 2022 as it launches online tomorrow at 8am. Now in its 58th year, the Exhibition will showcase some of Ireland’s brightest young minds as they compete to take home the highly acclaimed title of BT Young Scientist & Technologist(s) of the Year 2022. Members of the public can register here to enjoy all that the Exhibition has to offer.

Students from across the island of Ireland have been working hard to complete their innovative projects to showcase at one of the world’s most exciting and longest running science-based exhibitions.

Speaking ahead of this year’s exhibition, Taoiseach Micheál Martin said, “I have been a committed supporter of the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition for many years, and I’m delighted to welcome the event once again 

The initiative continues to go from strength to strength under the guidance of BT. Our students never fail to impress year on year, and I want to thank each and every one of them for the time and effort they have put in.

As Taoiseach, I am proud to say that people working in STEM in Ireland are changing the face of the world we live in every day. As a Government we want to further strengthen and deepen the role and profile of STEM learning.

I want to congratulate everyone involved in the delivery of this year’s exhibition and wish all the participants the very best in the competition, and in the interesting and important careers that no doubt lie ahead.”

Shay Walsh, managing director, BT Ireland, added, “As students prepare for the public stage tomorrow, I’d like to take this opportunity to wish every single one of them the best of luck. By simply creating their project idea, researching and posing a conclusion, they have all earned the titles of scientists, engineers, mathematicians and technologists.  

I would encourage everyone across the country and beyond to register for the Exhibition and to see for yourselves how the bright minds of today are shaping the world of tomorrow.”

Judging will commence tomorrow morning with this year’s projects spanning a wide array of topics from health and Covid-19 to climate and sustainability, across the disciplines of science, technology, engineering, and maths.

The BTYSTE 2022 has a spectacular line-up of performers and business events which the public can enjoy free of charge from the comfort of their home, workplace, or school. Registration for the public is open at  https://portal.btyoungscientist.com and further details can be found at www.btyoungscientist.com

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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 2021, visitors from 77 countries accessed the students projects and the on-line portal. The BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition is supported by several valued partners including the Department of Education, Analog Devices, Stripe, Perrigo, and RTE. Learn more at www.btyoungscientist.com

About BT

BT Group is the UK’s leading telecommunications and network provider and a leading provider of global communications services and solutions, serving customers in 180 countries. Its principal activities in the UK include the provision of fixed voice, mobile, broadband and TV (including Sport) and a range of products and services over converged fixed and mobile networks to consumer, business and public sector customers. For its global customers, BT provides managed services, security and network and IT infrastructure services to support their operations all over the world. BT consists of four customer-facing units: Consumer, Enterprise, Global and its wholly-owned subsidiary, Openreach, which provides access network services to over 650 communications provider customers who sell phone, broadband and Ethernet services to homes and businesses across the UK.

For the year ended 31 March 2021, BT Group’s reported revenue was £21,331m with reported profit before taxation of £1,804m.

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