Dublin students have until Monday October 2 at 5pm to enter the 2024 BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition (BTYSTE).
People from Ireland have changed the world with their inventions be that the submarine, the binaural stethoscope, or the hypodermic needle. The BTYSTE provides a platform for students to become Ireland’s next generation of inventors, researchers and game-changers developing ideas that will contribute positively to society. However, a survey released by BT Ireland showed that almost two thirds of secondary school students in Ireland (64pc) do not believe the public celebrate the nation’s achievements in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and maths) enough.
There are over 200 prizes to be won and a prize fund of €50,000 for BTYSTE 2024, which includes the overall award worth €7,500. Taking place from January 10 to 13, 2024, the winners of the BT Young Scientist & Technologist of the Year Award 2024 will go on to represent Ireland at the prestigious European Union Contest for Young Scientists (EUCYS), with Ireland securing 17 wins over the past 34 years.
Prizes are awarded across the five categories of Technology, Social and Behavioural Science, Biological and Ecological Science, Chemical, Physical, and Mathematical Science, as well as in a brand-new category being introduced for the 60th BTYSTE, Health and Wellbeing. The latter category aims to promote research and innovation in areas related to human health, medical advancements, nutrition, exercise, and overall wellbeing.
Applications are open to students aged 12-19 years; all they need to do to enter, and fill out an online application form and submit a one-page proposal outlining their idea.Qualified entries will be announced at the end of October and will be showcased at BTYSTE 2024 in January.
For more information on BTYSTE 2024, see www.btyoungscientist.com.
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