L-R Dr.Tony Scott- founder of the BT Competition, Dr.John Monahan, first ever BT winner in 1964, Bas Burger-Chief Executive Officer BT Business, Sabina Higgins, Michael D. Higgins, Shane O’Connor, Liam Carew, Shay Walsh-BT Ireland managing Director, Marie Cahalan-Organiser of BT Exhibition
The 2024 winners of the BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition will be announced later this evening.
The awards ceremony will begin at 5:30 PM and will be available for live streaming through the BTYSTE portal or on Facebook Live.
The 2023 Winners Liam Carew and Shane O’Connor have been heavily involved this week.
The UCC students attended with their parents and met with President Higgins as he opened the event.
Shane O’Connor is a judge at this year’s Primary Schools Science Fair.
The former Abbey School Students have been visiting a number of this year’s entries and also showing support for the many entries from Tipperary schools.
Nineteen projects from 10 second level schools in the premier county qualified for the final exhibition.
The Tipperary projects cover all five categories with some eye catching work completed – Luke Blackwell from Thurles compiled a study of how wheelchair accessible towns are and what public attitudes to access for all are in reality.
Students in St Mary’s Newport studied Breastfeeding practices in Camogie Players while students in Borrisokane Community College examined the links between Socio Economic background of young people and their engagement with part time work.
St Anne’s students from Tipperary town have two projects in the final exhibition – each examines the role of technology. Is artificial intelligence better than human intelligence and can ChatGPT give better predictions of the outcome of sporting events compared to human pundits?
Full details of all the projects can be seen here.