Kerry’s young Einsteins urged to get busy

Megan Carroll and Chloe Murphy and Abby Mullins from Moate Community School in Co Westmeath who were overall group winners from BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition 2021

KERRY students have been urged to get their thinking caps on ahead of the virtual BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition in January 2022.
For the second consecutive year, Europe’s largest national science, technology, engineering and maths event will be a virtual affair taking place from January 12-14,

Now in its 58th year, the event showcases the incredible ability of Irish students to create and test potential solutions that tackle everything from everyday problems to some of the biggest, global issues.

Once again BT Ireland, the exhibition organiser, has waived project entry fees for participating students.
Students that are chosen to present their projects in the virtual exhibition hall will be vying for some of the 200 plus prizes that will be up for grabs across four categories and age groups.

The overall top prize is a trophy, €7,500 prize money and the opportunity to represent Ireland at the European Union Contest for Young Scientists.
The exhibition is open to second-level students aged between 12 and 19 years and 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; and chemical, physical and mathematical science. The deadline for submissions is September 27. Visit btyoungscientist.com for more information.