BT Young Scientist Winners To Be Honoured In Civic Reception


A Civic Reception to honour the winners of the 59th BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition is to be held on Monday April 24th. Tipperary Cahir Cashel Municipal District voted to honour Liam Carew and Shane O’Connor, students at the Abbey School in Tipperary town, to mark their success in the 2023 Competition.

Their project Assessing the impact of second-level education on key aspects of adolescents’ life and development is the culmination of several years’ work and has since been formally presented to the Department of Education for consideration in respect of designing the student experience in second level education. More than 2,000 responses examining how secondary school students perceived school to impact on their social, physical and mental wellbeing is analysed in the project. One of the key findings coming out of the research was that whilst inequality is prevalent in DEIS schools, exponential improvements in areas of pastoral care and physical health are quickly closing this gap.

The 2023 BT Young Scientist & Technology winners received the BTYSTE perpetual trophy and the top prize of €7,500. The Tipperary students will also represent Ireland at the European Union Contest for Young Scientists, which takes place in Brussels, Belgium in September 2023. They’ll also get to attend the 64th Annual London International Youth Science Forum this summer.

The Civic Reception will be held in the Council Chamber of Tipperary-Cahir-Cashel Municipal District on Rosanna Road, Tipperary Town.
It will also be possible to watch the event online – full details will be provided closer to the date.