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Tickets for the 60th BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition, which takes place at the RDS Dublin from January 11-13, are available to purchase now

6 December 2023: BT Ireland, proud organiser of the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition (BTYSTE) has today announced an incredible programme of events for the 2024 and 60th BTYSTE, which is one of the leading school science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) exhibitions in Europe.

Next year’s BTYSTE, which will take place at the RDS Dublin from January 11-13, will be jam packed with an unmissable programme of events, with magnificent experts from the world of STEM delivering unmissable shows. The line-up of special acts at the 2024 event will explore many different areas of STEM, from outer space to how our brain really works to exploring the extremes of our planet, with something for everyone of all ages to enjoy.

Special acts at the BTYSTE 2024 include:

Limitless – with Mark the Science Guy

Discover a world of limitless possibilities and embark on an exciting scientific expedition with climate scientist and broadcaster, Mark Langtry, aka ‘The Science Guy’, exploring the extremes of our planet.  Mark first started sharing his love of science with the BT Young Scientist community in 2020 and is delighted to be returning again this year for an all-new show.

This high energy, interactive show will kickstart you into action, help you feel powerful about your future and inspire you to make a positive impact on our world!

3D Theatre – Our Space Adventure: Challenges for the next 60 years

The past 60 years has seen unprecedented growth in space, and this 3D presentation will highlight the many challenges humanity must overcome to build and sustain this next stage of human space travel over the coming 60 years to come.

Juanita’s Big Problem

This year, Ireland’s leading clown performer Angelica Santander (‘Juanita the Clown’) will perform an interactivity circus show about plastic pollution.

Juanita the Clown has been collecting her rubbish for one whole year. But what can she do with her mountain of plastic? Where will it end up? What can we do to stop it? Can she throw it away? Where does all that plastic we recycle go? She has so many questions – and needs your help to find solutions. Together with her audience, climate-conscious Juanita lifts the lid on our recycling bins and invites you to be part of her quest for a plastic-free world.

Your Big Beautiful Biased Brain – James Soper

Your brain is the most amazing machine in the universe, but it doesn’t work the way you think it does.

Mind bending illusions, a beautiful multimedia presentation and lots of audience interaction adds up to a show that will make you a better student, a more confident person and will – quite literally – turn your world upside down.

The BTYSTE is one of the country’s best attended events each year and it showcases 550 brilliant projects from young researchers and innovators from across Ireland.  For those finalists, there are over 200 prizes to be won and a prize fund of €50,000. Prizes are awarded across all five categories, including the overall BT Young Scientist & Technologist(s) of the Year Award, worth €7,500, which will see the winner(s) go on to represent Ireland at the prestigious European Union Contest for Young Scientists (EUCYS), which will take place in the European City of Science 2024 – Katowice, Poland.

The Primary Science Fair takes place on the Thursday and Friday of exhibition week, and allows third to sixth class students the opportunity to explore the wonders of science.

The Exhibition Hall at the RDS will be home to 50 amazing stands from brilliant partners including the Department of Education, Analog Devices, Amgen, Stripe and RTE.

Speaking about this year’s BTYSTE programme of events, Mari Cahalane, Head of BTYSTE, BT Ireland said, “I am thoroughly looking forward to welcoming thousands of people from across the country to the RDS this January to see the fascinating projects from some of our brightest young minds, and to celebrate the significant milestone of 60 years of the Young Scientist Exhibition.

“Now that the line up for the special acts for the exhibition has been revealed, I would highly encourage people to book tickets and not miss out, as there’s something for everyone at the BTYSTE 2024.”

Tickets for the event cost €10 for children, €15 for adults, and €35 for a family ticket. Ticket prices for students, senior citizens, and those who require additional financial supports will continue to be provided at a discounted rate. To avoid disappointment, book your ticket for the BTYSTE 2024 now by visiting https://ticketing.btyoungscientist.com/ .

For more information on the exhibition, please visit the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition website or follow @BTYSTE on Facebook, Instagram, X (Twitter), YouTube or Snapchat.

ENDS

 

Notes to Editor:

Registration for media accreditation for the BTYSTE 2024 is now open. To register your interest, please contact btyste@teneo.com.

For more information, please contact:

Erica Brown / Áine O’Boyle

Teneo

btyste@teneo.com

083 395 9458 / 087 235 1034

 

About BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition

The BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition is 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. In 2022, the Exhibition reached almost 8 million visitors around the world through its virtual portal. The BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition is supported by valued partners including the Department of Education, Analog Devices, Amgen, Stripe, and RTÉ. Learn more at www.btyoungscientist.com.

 

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