TICK TOCK TICK TOCK, TIME IS RUNNING OUT ONLY ONE WEEK TILL CLOSING DATE FOR BT YOUNG SCIENTISTS

Monday 28th September 2009: The closing date for entries to the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition 2010 is only 1 week away; all entries must be submitted by Monday 5th October 2009. In order to submit an entry all that is required is the completion of an application form and a one page document outlining the aims, objectives, method and predicted conclusions of the experiment. BT is encouraging as many students as possible from schools throughout the country to get involved in the event and submit projects for this year’s exhibition.

The BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition provides an ideal platform on which to build and develop the skills necessary for our future. We are looking forward to a record breaking number of entries this year. Last year 1,616 entries were submitted, a massive 14% increase on the previous year and we hope to build on this momentum with even more entries this year. The competition is open to all students, aged between 12-18 years, across the island of Ireland.

The exhibition has become renowned for encouraging students to develop their passion for science and technology. It offers an exciting alternative to traditional teaching and enables students to apply their knowledge in a fun environment. We encourage teachers and students not to be daunted by the competition and to avail of the support open to them including www.btyoungscientist.com.

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.

ENDS

For further information please contact

Gill Madden, Fleishman-Hillard, 01 6188414 or 086 2309070

Or

Priscilla O’Regan, Head of PR, BT Ireland, 01 4325162 or 086 6335398

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