BT Young Scientist Exhibition 2023

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Running since 1965 this annual exhibition of science projects has become and important fixture in the calendar for secondary school (high school) students from all over Ireland, but is just as popular with the public who each year are treated to a cornucopia of displays covering all aspects and fields of science.

With over 500 projects on display, in categories which include Chemical, Physical and Mathematical Sciences, Biological and Ecological Sciences, Social and Behavioural Sciences and Technology there is something to catch the interest of everyone.

BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition 2015. Picture Colm Mahady / Copyright 2015 Fennell Photography

BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition 2015.
Picture Colm Mahady / Copyright 2015 Fennell Photography

Many of the projects are of a very high standard indeed, with original research and innovation invariably the hallmark of the major prize winners. Previous winners have gone on to win international accolades and in many cases to forge successful careers at the forefront of the sciences.

It’s not all work though, as this image shows, there is a packed programme of entertainment and social events too.

Date and details for 2023 subject to confirmation.

BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition

Aditya Kumar and Aditya Joshi have scooped first place prize at this year’s European Union Contest for Young Scientists

The new deadline for completed submissions is Monday 3rd October, at 5pm

Winners of the 2022 BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition (BTYSTE), Aditya Kumar and Aditya Joshi, have scooped first place prize at this year’s European Union Contest for Young Scientists (EUCYS) with their project entitled: “A New Method of Solving the Bernoulli Quadrisection Problem”.

The Synge Street CBS students triumphed with their project “A New Method of Solving the Bernoulli Quadrisection Problem” which proposed a new approach to a mathematical problem unsolved since the 17th century and put forward ways in which it could be applied to contemporary engineering challenges.

Kumar and Joshi, 5th year and 4th year students from Synge Street, Dublin, faced stiff competition from hundreds of students representing EU member states and other guest countries, including USA, Canada, and Ukraine.

Aditya Kumar and Aditya Joshi attributed their EUCYS success to the support from the BTYSTE organisers in the months following their win last January. They said, “We’re still in shock at receiving such a positive response in Europe to our project, and we know we would never have made it to Europe if we didn’t take part in BTYSTE last January. We’ve been guided along the way by our school and the BTYSTE team, it’s hard to put into words what winning at EUCYS means to us.

“If anyone was thinking of entering the 2023 BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition, there is still time, and we highly recommend students all over Ireland take a shot at entering a project in an area of science that excites them.”

To celebrate the brilliant achievement of Aditya Kumar and Aditya Joshi, BT Ireland have decided to extend the entry submission deadline for this year’s BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition 2023 to Monday 3rd, October, at 5pm.

Mari Cahalane, Head of the BTYSTE, said “I am incredibly proud of our BTYSTE 2022 winners Aditya Kumar and Aditya Joshi, who represented Ireland so well at this year’s European Union Contest for Young Scientists. To take the first place prize at EUCYS is a tremendous achievement for them and a credit to their supportive families, school and teachers who have helped them along this journey.

“We at BT Ireland have decided to extend the BTYSTE project deadline until Monday October 3rd  to celebrate the success of our 2022 winners at the EU Young Scientist Competition. We want to encourage as many students as possible to get their entries in ahead of the new extended deadline and ensure as many people as possible can get their chance to showcase their STEM skills in the RDS this January!”

The new October 3rd deadline will allow as many young people as possible to showcase their STEM skills at the most prestigious science exhibition in Europe. Participating students will be in the running to win over 200 prizes across all four categories and age groups. The overall winners will take away the top prize of €7,500 and go on to represent Ireland at EUCYS in Brussels next year.

BTYSTE Entries must be from second-level students aged between 12 and 19 years. For more information on the BTYSTE 2023, please visit www.btyoungscientist.com.

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#BTYSTE #BeyondLimits

Contact Details:

Hanover Communications for the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition and Primary Science Fair: BTYSTE@hanovercomms.com

Conor McCrave: cmccrave@hanovercomms.com

Áine O’Boyle: aoboyle@hanovercomms.com

Notes to Editor:

For video footage of Aditya Kumar and Aditya Joshi, please see links below to previous content:

About EUCYS: The European Union (EU) Contest for Young Scientists, an initiative of the European Commission, was set up to promote the ideals of co-operation and interchange between young scientists. The EU Contest for Young Scientists is part of the Science with and for Society activities managed by the Directorate-General for Research and Innovation of the European Commission.

EUCYS & the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition: The overall winner of the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition goes forward to compete in EUCYS each year. Ireland’s success in the European competition is unparalleled with our young students winning first prize 17 times over the past 30 years. organisers of the BTYSTE participated in EUCYS this year to highlight the many benefits of entering the national exhibition and encouraging even more young people to submit an entry to the upcoming BTYSTE which takes place in person at the RDS in Dublin from 12th – 14th January 2023.

The BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition

The BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition is much more than a competition – it is the experience of a lifetime for the students and teachers who take part. 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 project. 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 several valued partners including the Department of Education, Analog Devices, Horizon, Stripe, and RTE. Learn more at www.btyoungscientist.com

Author: BTYSTE Admin
Posted: September 20, 2022, 1:21 pm

Students encouraged to get thinking caps on as entry deadline nears

Entries close for the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition on 26 September 2022

Exhibition to take place in-person in the RDS from 11 – 14 January.

With the project deadline for the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition 2023 fast approaching, students from across Ireland are encouraged to get their thinking caps on and turn creative ideas into project entries by the 26 September 2022.

The event, which has shone a spotlight on STEM research and innovation for almost 60 years, returns as an in-person event for the first time in three years. The 2021 and 2022 exhibitions were held virtually due to the Covid-19 restrictions.

Students can enter across any one of four categories, whether their interests lie in technology; social and behavioural science; biological and ecological science; or chemical, physical and mathematical science.

An individual or group must submit a simple, one-page proposal outlining their bright idea. It’s as easy as that!

For over half a century, BTYSTE has provided incredible opportunities for young people who take part, with many going on to have successful careers in STEM. BTYSTE alumni have become global trailblazers, showing the exhibition as an effective launchpad for the brightest young minds on this island. Past participants have become successful scientists, academics, researchers and high-tech entrepreneurs, making a positive impact in their own way around the world.

The 2022 exhibition winners Aditya Joshi and Aditya Kumar from Synge Street CBS, Dublin said, ‘We found the whole BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition experience really fun and exciting, and we think every student should enter a project in an area of science that they find intriguing.

‘When entering the BTYSTE, we never could have imagined that we would go on to win. The entire experience was brilliant, from developing our project idea and finding a way to solve a centuries old mathematical equation to taking part in the exhibition week and getting to present our project to the judges.

They added, ‘The BTYSTE has opened up so many doors for us that we never could have imagined possible. Following on from our BTYSTE win, we are getting ready to represent Ireland at the European Union Contest for Young Scientists Leiden this September. We can’t wait to see what else the future will have in store.’

In January, thousands of visitors are set to walk through the doors of the RDS where the brightest minds from across the island of Ireland will be showcasing their brilliant projects. Spectacular STEM acts will also provide entertainment and interactive installations will allow you to immerse yourself in the world of STEM – get your entries in before the deadline to be a part of this!

Participating students will be in the running to win over 200 prizes across all four categories and age groups. The overall winner(s) will take home the top prize of €7,500 and go on to represent Ireland at the prestigious European Union Contest for Young Scientists, where Ireland has a strong history of taking home the prize for first place, with 16 wins over the past 32 years.

Speaking ahead of the BTYSTE 2023 September deadline, BT Ireland Managing Director, Shay Walsh said, ‘We are delighted to see the return of the BTYSTE 2023 to an in-person exhibition this coming January and to witness the energy and the buzz in the exhibition hall before our eyes.

‘The BTYSTE is for all students to explore the thrill of STEM subjects, and I would encourage all students to get their entries in as soon as possible, to ensure they don’t miss out on the excitement of the 2023 in-person exhibition.’

Entries must be from second-level students aged between 12 and 19 years. For more information on the BTYSTE 2023, please visit www.btyoungscientist.com.

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#BTYSTE2023 #BTYSTEBackWithABang

Contact details:

Hanover Communications for BTYSTE

btyste@hanovercomms.com

Sinéad Reilly: sreilly@hanovercomms.com

Áine O’Boyle: aoboyle@hanovercomms.com

BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition 

The BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition is much more than a competition – it is the experience of a lifetime for the students and teachers who take part. 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 project. 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 several valued partners including the Department of Education, Analog Devices, Horizon, Stripe, and RTE. Learn more at www.btyoungscientist.com

About BT Group

BT Group is the UK’s leading provider of fixed and mobile telecommunications and related secure digital products, solutions and services. We also provide managed telecommunications, security and network and IT infrastructure services to customers across 180 countries.

BT Group consists of four customer-facing units: Consumer serves individuals and families in the UK; Enterprise and Global are our UK and international business-focused units respectively; Openreach is an independently governed, wholly owned subsidiary, which wholesales fixed access infrastructure services to its customers – over 650 communication providers across the UK.

For the year ended 31 March 2022, BT Group’s reported revenue was £20,850m with reported profit before taxation of £1,963m.

British Telecommunications plc is a wholly-owned subsidiary of BT Group plc and encompasses virtually all businesses and assets of the BT Group. BT Group plc is listed on the London Stock Exchange.

For more information, visit www.bt.com/about

Author: BTYSTE Admin
Posted: August 24, 2022, 10:00 am

Europe’s finest school STEM exhibition returns to in-person format in Dublin in January 2023

Students encouraged to get thinking caps on ahead of the official call for applications

Launch video available here.

Tuesday 31 May 2022: BT Ireland is delighted to announce the return of the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition (BTYSTE) live and in-person in January 2023.

After two years of virtual exhibitions, the wait is finally over as Ireland’s biggest and brightest showcase for young STEM talent returns to an in-person event in Dublin between 10th-14th January 2023. The live event will once again bring science and technology to life with amazing student projects, spectacular exhibits, influential guest speakers, and immersive displays.

Now in its 59th year, the BTYSTE 2023 will throw open its doors to students, from across the island of Ireland, blazing a trail with their creative takes on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). The exhibition brings together the best and brightest of the STEM community in Ireland in a massive celebration of science, technology, and curiosity.

As one of Europe’s longest running science competitions, the BTYSTE is proud of its fantastic alumni, many of whom have gone on to do remarkable things – from setting up tech unicorns, to breaking new ground in scientific discovery, to molding the minds of future young scientists.

The exhibition gives students and teachers the chance to work on projects that move science and technology beyond the classroom and into the real world. Applications for the BTYSTE 2023 will close in late September and BT Ireland is encouraging students across Ireland to get their thinking caps on to be in with a chance of featuring at the exhibition.

Participating students will be in the running to win over 200 prizes across all four categories and age groups. The overall winners will take away the top prize of €7,500 and go on to represent Ireland at the prestigious European Union Contest for Young Scientists, where Ireland has won 16 first place prizes over 32 years.

Speaking at the launch of the 2023 BTYSTE, BT Ireland Managing Director Shay Walsh said: “The buzz and excitement of the live exhibition is second to none, so we’re thrilled to be bringing everyone back together after two successful virtual exhibitions.”

“This national institution, one of the finest STEM exhibitions in Europe, will enable thousands of students to reconnect, and to present their ideas for addressing some of the major challenges the world faces.”

The 2022 exhibition winners Aditya Joshi and Aditya Kumar from Synge Street CBS, Dublin added: ‘We would really encourage anyone with an interest in science and technology to take part. Winning it was a fantastic experience for us both and we were so proud to receive the overall top prize for our project “A New Method of Solving the Bernoulli Quadrisection Problem”. Because of our BT YSTE win, we’re now preparing to represent Ireland at the European Union Contest for Young Scientists Leiden this September. Another brilliant opportunity provided by this life-changing exhibition.”

Entries must be from second-level students aged between 12 and 19 years. To enter, an individual or group must submit a one-page proposal outlining their project idea. Entries can be made in any one of four categories:

  • Technology
  • Social and behavioural science
  • Biological and ecological science chemical
  • Chemical, physical, and mathematical science

For more information on this stellar exhibition and the opportunities it brings, please visit www.btyoungscientist.com

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#BTYSTE2023

Contact details:

Hanover Communications for BTYSTE:

Btyste@hanovercomms.com

Sinéad Reilly: sreilly@hanovercomms.com / 085 8421970

Conor McCrave: cmccrave@hanovercomms.com / 087 7650970

BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition 

The BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition is much more than a competition – it is the experience of a lifetime for the students and teachers who take part. 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 project. 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 several valued partners including the Department of Education, Analog Devices, Stripe, and RTE. Learn more at www.btyoungscientist.com

About BT Group

BT Group is the UK’s leading provider of fixed and mobile telecommunications and related secure digital products, solutions and services. We also provide managed telecommunications, security and network and IT infrastructure services to customers across 180 countries.

BT Group consists of four customer-facing units: Consumer serves individuals and families in the UK; Enterprise and Global are our UK and international business-focused units respectively; Openreach is an independently governed, wholly owned subsidiary, which wholesales fixed access infrastructure services to its customers – over 650 communication providers across the UK.

For the year ended 31 March 2022, BT Group’s reported revenue was £20,850m with reported profit before taxation of £1,963m.

British Telecommunications plc is a wholly-owned subsidiary of BT Group plc and encompasses virtually all businesses and assets of the BT Group. BT Group plc is listed on the London Stock Exchange.

For more information, visit www.bt.com/about

Author: BTYSTE Admin
Posted: May 31, 2022, 8:22 am

Map and Location

All events take place in the RDS in Ballsbridge, Dublin.

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