Young Scientist Expo goes virtual for 2021
6 January 2021 | 0
More than 1,000 students from across the island of Ireland will take part in the first ever virtual BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition.
This year’s projects cover topics from Covid-19, the prevalence of social media and technology in our daily lives, ethnicity, gender studies, sports science, climate change, agricultural science, nutrition, solar power and biological diversity.
This year’s winner(s) will be announced online at 1pm Friday 8 January, and will be presented with a cheque for €7,500 and the newly designed perpetual trophy. In all, there are over 200 prizes for individuals, groups, and teachers.
During the three-day exhibition, the public can enjoy some very special interviews, discussions and shows including Prof Luke O’Neill on making vaccines in a global pandemic; The Climate Emergency; How to Become an Astronaut; and ‘Our Amazing Universe: A journey of discovery’. In addition, teachers will have access to a myriad of workshops at a new dedicated Teachers’ Area.
Shay Walsh, Managing Director, BT Ireland said: “Moving the event to an online setting this year allows us to open our doors to both national and international audiences, free of charge. BT Ireland is very proud to organise the exhibition for the past 21 years – providing so many bright students with a platform to pursue their interests in science and technology. We wish all participating students the best of luck this week.”
This year also features a number of fringe events including the Connecting Women in Technology TechStarter event and business symposium BT Nextipedia.