BT Young Scientist Exhibition brings forward the submission date for 2025 event

Pictured are April Giffney (12) and Rosheen Sharma (16) at the BT Ireland announcement that online entries for the 2025 BTYSTE are now open, three months earlier than ever before. PHOTO: Mark Stedman

Pictured are April Giffney (12) and Rosheen Sharma (16) at the BT Ireland announcement that online entries for the 2025 BTYSTE are now open, three months earlier than ever before. PHOTO: Mark Stedman

From this week, Galway's students and aspiring applicants of the upcoming BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition (BTYSTE ) can register for the 2025 event, and make use of the three month time advantage given by organisers to develop and brainstorm their ideas.

Opening early for the first time in the history of the exhibition, the upcoming exhibition will mark BT Ireland's 25th year as custodian and lead sponsor of the Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition. Taking place in Dublin, the 2025 Exhibition will run from January 8 until January 11.

Secondary school students aged 12 to 19 years have been encouraged to start brainstorming now for next year's exhibition, and utilise the three month time advantage to research and develop their ideas.

The 2025 exhibition will showcase project entries from students in five categories: Technology, Social and Behavioural Science, Biological and Ecological Science, Chemical, Physical, Mathematical Science, and Health and Wellbeing. With 250 prizes to be awarded across the five categories and age groups, applicants are also in with a chance to win the overall BT Young Scientist & Technologist of the Year Award, worth €7,500.

The winner(s ) will also go on to represent Ireland at the European Union Contest for Young Scientists (EUCYS ) in 2025.

STEM talent

The 2025 exhibition marks a silver anniversary for BT’s custodianship of the Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition and speaking on the call for entries to the BTYSTE 2025, Shay Walsh, managing director of BT Ireland, said, “It has been a great privilege to have been custodians and organiser of the Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition for the last 25 years.

"Over that time, the exhibition has produced amazing STEM talent and exported some of the world’s leading scientists and technologists. While BTYSTE alumni have gone on to develop innovative companies and contribute significantly to academic research, more importantly, the exhibition has provided a platform for students to develop a love of STEM and positively contribute to broader society. We are delighted to announce that entries will open earlier and give more time to students to get involved.”

More time to develop ideas

Physicist, broadcaster, and long-time special act performer at the BTYSTE, Mark Langtry, said, “I have seen first-hand the positive impact that entering the BTYSTE has had on past participants, from the friends they make in the process to the valuable skills they learn and can use in any walk of life.

"It’s a fantastic experience, and by giving early access to the entry system it gives more time to develop ideas before the submission deadline. I already can’t wait to learn more about the ideas that next year’s entrants come up with.”

The closing date for project submissions for the 2025 BTYSTE is 5pm on September 27, 2024. Interested students can apply online at btyoungscientist.com

 

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