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The 56th BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition Round Up – Day 2

By January 9, 2020No Comments

Round Up – Day 2 @BTYSTE:  With judging well underway, Day Two of the 56th BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition 2020 was filled with a flurry of excitement and enthusiasm. There are some stunning projects on display, carefully put together by our students who are all chasing the coveted title of BT Young Scientist and Technologist 2020. Judges have no mean feat picking a winner when the calibre of projects is as impressive as these!

Bonnie Greer, OBE, the UK-based novelist and playwright who won widespread acclaim for her positive comments about Ireland on a BBC Question Time debate on Brexit, headlined an ‘Enterprising Minds’ Leaders’ Lunch in partnership with Future Human this afternoon at 1:00pm. Also speaking was Shane Curran, CEO of Evervault and former BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition winner 2017.

This afternoon, the inaugural Irish, British and American Junior Chamber of Commerce was officially launched at the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition. The Chamber, which was founded by sisters and BT Young Scientists & Technologists 2015, Kate and Annie Madden, will serve people under the age of 23 in promoting and doing international business. Wishing the Irish, British and American Junior Chamber of Commerce the best of luck for the future, honorary founding patron for 2020 and MD of BT Ireland, Shay Walsh said, “our alumni are the changemakers of tomorrow”.

From 4:00pm today, the RTE Climate Youth Generation Persuasion Forum will take place at the Exhibition in the Concert Hall. This event is open to the public, so why not call in to hear from some of these amazing young people themselves as they discuss the climate crisis and how it can be prevented? 

The final round of judging will take place tomorrow from 9:00am – 1:00pm before the winner of the BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition 2020 is announced

What’s On- Day 3 @ BTYSTE 

Friday 10th January 2020 

09:00am – 1:00pm: Final judging

9:30am – 5:30pm: Doors open to the public once again, with a series of special acts including Space Debris and cosmic catastrophes and Robo Riots taking place throughout the day

9.30am – 5.30pm: Doors open to Primary Science groups, all schools and general public 

5:30pm – 7:30pm: The Awards Ceremony in the BT Arena

If you have any further queries, require information or would like to coordinate any interviews, please don’t hesitate to contact the following:


Sinead Reilly,, M: +353 85 842 1970

Karl Picard,, D: +353 85 814 6576 


For more information on the exhibition and for details on how to enter, log onto or follow BTYSTE on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube or Snapchat (username: BTYSTE) Follow #CreateTodayShapeTomorrow and #BTYSTE


Visitors can plan their visit to the RDS in advance by downloading the free BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition app, available on Android and Apple devices.


About the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition (#BTYSTE):

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 projects to approx. 50,000 visitors each year. The BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition is supported by several valued partners including the Department of Education & Skills, Analog Devices, CISC, Perrigo, RTE and the Department of Education, Northern Ireland. Learn more at  


About The Primary Science Fair:

The Primary Science Fair, founded in 2003, will take place at the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition from the 9th-11th January 2020. Bringing together inquiring minds from primary schools across the country, The Primary Science Fair will give young students the chance to discover and learn about the possibilities of science, technology, engineering and maths by working on their own projects in a non-competitive environment. The Primary Science Fair supports the curriculum and gives these students a platform to learn more about the scientific method and showcase their hard work on a national stage. The aim of the event is to foster a love of science early, and help students develop their math and science skills. 


About BT:

BT’s purpose is to use the power of communications to make a better world. It is one of the world’s leading providers of communications services and solutions, serving customers in 180 countries. Its principal activities include the provision of networked IT services globally; local, national and international telecommunications services to its customers for use at home, at work and on the move; broadband, TV and internet products and services; and converged fixed-mobile products and services.  BT consists of four customer-facing units: Consumer, Enterprise, Global and Openreach. 

For the year ended 31 March 2019, BT Group’s reported revenue was £23,428m with reported profit before taxation of £2,666m. 

British Telecommunications plc (BT) is a fully owned subsidiary of BT Group plc and encompasses virtually all businesses and assets of the BT Group. BT Group plc is listed on the London stock exchange. 


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