Galway students urged to submit to BT Young Scientist exhibition

Galway Daily BT Young Scientist 2020

Galway’s whip smart inventors and scientific explorers are being urged to submit their entries to the 2020 BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition.

The 56th BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition will take place from January 8 – 11, 2020 at the RDS in Dublin with 200 prizes to be won by

“It is events such as the BTYSTE that celebrate creativity, innovation and imagination and give students from across Ireland the exciting opportunity to share their talents in areas of science and technology to thousands of members of the public,” Seán Canney said.

The Independent TD encouraged young people in Galway to submit to the exhibition, saying that it “helps foster a greater appreciation for scientific and technological innovation.”

“The contest allows young people to not only showcase their projects on a national stage but also get the opportunity to learn more about their topic and make some new friends along the way.”

The deadline for all young people aged 12 – 19 to submit their one page proposal for a project to is September 24.

Students have the option to enter as an individual or as a group into any of the four categories: Biological & Ecological Sciences, Chemical, Physical & Mathematics Sciences, Social & Behavioural Sciences and Technology.

he winner of the overall BT Young Scientist & Technologist of the Year will walk away with the BTYSTE perpetual trophy, a prize fund of €7,500 and will go on to represent Ireland at the European Union Contest for Young Scientists in Salamanca, Spain in September 2020.

Next year’s competition also marks 20 years of BT’s involvement in the Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition which was first set up in 1965.

Shay Walsh, Managing Director of BT Ireland said “we know that when you give a talented young student a platform to shine, they thrive.”

He added that the people who have come through this exhibition in the past have gone on to carry out world changing work, and that everyone is excited to see what the class of 2020 will bring to the table.