60th BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition Begins Today

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The 60th BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition (BTYSTE) begins at Dublin’s RDS today with the winners to be announced on Friday.

Two students from the Abbey School in Tipperary town Shane O’Connor and Liam Carew were the overall winners last year.

A total of nineteen projects from nine second level schools in County Tipperary are now on display at the RDS.

The Tipperary entries come from Borrisokane Community School(5), CBS Thurles(1), Cashel Community School(1), Cistercian Roscrea(2), Comeragh College(2), Presentation Thurles(2), Rockwell College(1) St Joseph’s Borrisoleigh(1) St Anne’s Tipperary town(2), and St Marys Newport(2).

The event showcases research and innovation in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) in project entries from students aged 12-19 years.

Some 550 projects from 219 schools will be on display spanning the categories of technology; biological and ecological sciences; social and behavioural sciences; chemical, physical and mathematical sciences; and a new fifth category introduced this year – health and wellbeing  A judging panel of 85 experts from the world of STEM and business will choose over 200 prize winners, including the overall winning entry which will be awarded €7,500.

The winning entrant or team will go on to represent Ireland at the EU Contest for Young Scientists (EUCYS) which will take place this year in the European City of Science 2024 – Katowice, Poland. The Tipperary winners in 2023 went on to secure 2nd place in this competition last year.

The BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition opens to the public from Thursday to Saturday.