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The BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition 2024 will mark the 60th Anniversary of this event and to mark this achievement we will be introducing a new 5th category to compliment the existing ones. This category will be Health & Wellbeing – For a project to be accepted into this category it must incorporate the study of (attitudes and behaviour in relation to) health, mental health, nutrition, work, leisure, sport and exercise, living habits and wellbeing.  The study of culture, civil engagement, community, economic development, environmental quality, housing, skills, social connections, and quality of life and work will also be eligible.

 

FAQ’s

Why is a new category being introduced to the BTYSTE?           

The new category, “Health and Wellbeing,” aims to promote research and innovation in areas related to human health, medical advancements, mental health, nutrition, exercise, and overall well-being. It provides an opportunity for students to explore and showcase projects with real-world applications that contribute to improving human health.

What types of projects are eligible for the Health and Wellbeing category?       

For a project to be accepted into this category it must incorporate the study of (attitudes and behaviour in relation to) health, mental health, nutrition, work, leisure, sport and exercise, living habits and wellbeing.  The study of culture, civil engagement, community, economic development, environmental quality, housing, skills, social connections, and quality of life and work will also be eligible.

How will the introduction of this category benefit students?    

The Health and Wellbeing category encourages students to address current health challenges and inspires innovative solutions. It promotes collaboration between different scientific disciplines, enhances community engagement, and raises awareness about critical health issues. Students can gain valuable insights, practical experience, and potentially contribute to improving human well-being.

Will the introduction of this category impact other existing categories?

The new category complements existing ones and does not impact their structure or evaluation. It broadens the scope of the BTYSTE, allowing for more diverse projects and encouraging cross-disciplinary approaches.

Who will be judging the projects in the Health and Wellbeing category?           

Projects in this category will be evaluated by a panel of qualified judges, including health professionals and scientists. Their expertise ensures fair and thorough assessments of the projects’ scientific merit and potential impact on health and wellbeing.

How can students get started on Health and Wellbeing projects?         

Students can start by identifying health-related topics that interest them and researching relevant literature. They can seek guidance from teachers, mentors, or healthcare professionals and design projects with well-defined objectives and methodologies. Emphasising the impact on individual and community wellbeing will be crucial.

What are the benefits for the community and society as a whole?        

The Health and Wellbeing category not only fosters scientific exploration but also addresses pressing health issues that affect the community. By encouraging projects with practical applications, the science fair can contribute to the overall improvement of public health and wellbeing.

Will there be special awards or recognition for this category?   

Yes, outstanding projects in the Health and Wellbeing category may receive special awards and recognition to highlight their importance and potential impact. This can further motivate students to engage in health-related research and innovation.

How will the introduction of this category be communicated to students and participants?      

The introduction of the new category will be communicated through official announcements, emails, school channels, and science fair websites. Teachers, organisers, and educational institutions will ensure that all participants are aware of the new category and its guidelines.

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