BT YOUNG SCIENTIST

Virtual judging continues throughout the day

Free registration to the online event is now open to the public here

See our Day 2 highlights here

At Day 2 of the 58th BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition (BTYSTE) over 90 judges busily continued their virtual assessments with students across the country, as we move closer to the announcement of BT Young Scientist & Technologist(s) 2022.

Students from across the island of Ireland have continued to pitch their projects and research to a panel of judges from all areas of science and technology today. Today saw audiences tune in from around the world to check out the student’s projects for themselves, and to attend one of the many exciting events taking place this year.

Commenting on the calibre of projects seen thus far, Professor John O’Halloran, President of University College Cork and Chair of the Biological & Ecological Individual Panel, said  – “Each year students around Ireland showcase incredible scientific innovation and creativity through their BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition projects. We as judges are grateful for the time and effort that has been put into each project and the impressive presentation skills students have been demonstrating through their virtual judging sessions at the BTYSTE 2022.”

Audiences were treated to an exciting variety of special acts and events at Day 2 of the BTYSTE 2022 including:

  • An insight into the development journey of vaccines from molecule to medicine
  • Interviews with BTYSTE 2020 winners Cormac Harris and Alan O’Sullivan
  • A trip to the metaverse and a discussion on the future of augmented reality
  • Learning the science behind musical inspiration and production with The Kabin in the Woods
  • This afternoon, business audiences logged in to attend Nextipedia, BT Ireland’s business and innovation symposium with Tánaiste Leo Varadkar and work futurist Dominic Price

Looking ahead to tomorrow, the excitement continues with a number of special acts taking place throughout the morning, followed by the BTYSTE Awards Ceremony which will begin at 1pm, where the winner of the BT Young Scientist & Technologist(s) 2022 will be announced live! Audiences will be able to tune in, free of charge, to watch the exciting ceremony through the BTYSTE portal or on Facebook Live.  

Pictures of the Day

Day 2 of the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition 2022 was once again a hub of activity and excitement!

Ciara Kelly and Lauren Raftery from St Mary’s College Arklow with project ‘Carbon captures- is Seaweed a silent superhero in the battle against climate change’


Pictured at Moate Community School, Moate, Co. Westmeath are students Sean Farrelly and Diya Govindaraju with their project ‘Light belt with traffic sensor’.


Student Oisin Jackson from Mary Immaculate Secondary School, Lisdoonvarna, Co Clare. Oisin’s project is titled ‘An investigation into the effect of wind on tree shape’.

What’s On – Day 3 @ BTYSTE – Friday 14th January 2022

  • 9:15am: Psychologi-Science Magic with David Meade – Join BBC’s David Meade for a roller coaster ride through the mind-blowing ways your brain works.
  • 10:00am: Physics of Rollercoasters: A special behind-the-scenes looks that bring audiences on a thrilling ride through the mechanics of rollercoasters
  • 12:30pm: The Science of Bees – Dr Naomi Lavelle shows us the science behind bees and why they are so important to our planet
  • 1:00pm: BTYSTE 2022 Awards Ceremony: The winner(s) of the BTYSTE 2022 will be announced to national and international audiences, with over 200 prizes up for grabs
  • 3:00pm: Strong Women Science Workshop – a helter skelter performance dedicated to bringing circus to new audiences together with science

This and so much more is available today at the BTYSTE 2022! Day 3 of the 2022 BTYSTE promises to be filled with fun, excitement and lots more surprises for all who tune in to the busy schedule of events. Full schedule of events and instructions on how to access are available here.

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

Hanover Communications for BTYSTE: btyste@hanovercomms.com

Sinead Reilly: sreilly@hanovercomms.com / 085 8421970

Conor McCrave: cmccrave@hanovercomms.com / 087 7650970

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

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