Kilkenny students wanted as Young Scientist stays virtual

All at sea: Megan Carroll, Abby Mullins and Chloe Murphy from Moate Community School in Co. Westmeath who were overall group winners from BT Young Scientist and Technology. The three won the best overall group award for their project ‘Wool: Saviour of our Sea’. Photo Chris Bellew/Fennell Photography

BT Ireland is delighted to announce the return of the virtual BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition (BTYSTE) in January 2022 and is calling on Kilkenny students to get their thinking caps on.
For the second consecutive year, Europe’s largest national Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) event will be a virtual affair taking place from January 12 to 14. Now in its 58th year, the exhibition 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 of our time. Once again BT Ireland, the exhibition organiser, has waived project entry fees for participating students.
Kilkenny 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 (EUCYS).
Speaking at the launch of BTYSTE 2022, BT Ireland Managing Director Shay Walsh said:“The BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition is a staple in the school calendar and is an exciting and fun way for young minds to engage with Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths subjects.
“We are thrilled to give students the opportunity once again to challenge themselves and use their ingenuity to come up with fresh new ideas, solutions and approaches in the world of STEM. It’s very exciting to know that thousands of students across Ireland will be working on projects in the weeks and months ahead.”
BTYSTE 2022 is open to second-level students aged between 12 and 19 years. The deadline for submissions is Monday, September 27, 2021. Visit for more information.

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