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BT Young Scientist

BT Young Scientist
The BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition, commonly called the Young Scientist Exhibition, is an Irish annual school students' science competition that has been held in the Royal Dublin Society in Dublin, every January since the competition was founded by Tom Burke and Tony Scott in 1965.

The purpose of the competition is to encourage interest in science in secondary schools. Projects are awarded in four categories: biology, physics, social and behavioural sciences, and technology. There are now annually over 2,000 entries, from almost 400 schools each year, with about 500 selected for exhibition in the RDS. For the school year 2020, 2021 & 2022, the competition was held virtually.

Each year a number of groups from UCT apply to participate in the competition with the help of the TY Science teachers, carrying out independent research and evaluation. Their science project entries are evaluated by judges and those students lucky enough to progress to the RDS are allocated exhibition stands in an exhibition hall where they set up their projects for viewing by the public. Competing projects are judged during the three days of the exhibition, and prizes are awarded.

While the school has regularly been commended in recent years, our proudest achievement in this event was winning the overall competition in 1989 with a project entitled "A Study On A Crop Fractation Industry".

BTYSE 2022

This year Transition Year students Kate Carr, Hannah O' Mahoney and Rachel Regan, are competing in the Final of the BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition from 12 -14, January.

Their project, 'Hidden Emotions,' deals with the impact of mask-wearing, due to the Covid - 19 pandemic, on cohorts of people such as toddlers, the hearing impaired and adolescents.

They are entered into the Social Sciences section and have worked very hard over the last three months compiling their findings and data. They are really looking forward to displaying their results at this virtual event and getting the chance to talk to the judges about their work which is very relevant for the times we are living in.


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