Donegal students are invited to turn their creative ideas into project entries for the 2022 BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition (BTYSTE).
Renowned nationally and internationally as a brilliant platform for young people to showcase their STEM ideas, the exhibition is open for project entries until the 27th September 2021.
Entries can be made in any one of four categories: technology; social and behavioural science; biological and ecological science; and chemical, physical and mathematical science.
An individual or group must submit a simple, one-page proposal outlining their project idea.
A number of Donegal students were recognised and commended at last year’s awards ceremony.
BT Ireland, organiser of the BTYSTE, has waived the project entry fees for the second year running, with the exhibition being delivered in a virtual format in 2022 due to Covid-19.
This builds on the success of the 2021 virtual exhibition, which attracted over 105,000 visitors from 77 countries.
The exhibition, now in its 58th year, opens up huge opportunities with many young people who take part going on to have successful careers in STEM.
In addition to over 200 prizes (worth more than €35,000 in total) up for grabs, the BTYSTE offers young minds a fun and exciting way to share their ideas with an international audience, with the winner going on to represent Ireland at the European Union Contest for Young Scientists.
Mari Cahalane, Head of the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition, BT Ireland said “Every young person has an idea. We’re providing them with a brilliant way of sharing those ideas with a huge audience, of being part of a community which is passionate about STEM, and of securing some of the amazing awards and prizes available. The exhibition can be life-changing. We want students to seize that opportunity.”
Interested students can visit www.BTyoungscientist.com for more information on how to enter.
Qualifying students will have the opportunity to present their projects to the judges remotely during the virtual exhibition on 12th – 14th January 2022.