BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition 2012
Leaving Cert students Eric Doyle and Mark Kelly, both aged 17, from Synge Street CBS, Dublin 8 have taken home the top prize for their project entitled, “Simulation accuracy in the gravitational many-body problem”. More >>
Eric & Mark were presented with a cheque for €5,000, tickets to the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, the opportunity to represent Ireland at the 24th European Union Young Scientist competition taking place in Bratislava in September and a Waterford crystal trophy.
The award for individual runner-up went to Aoife Gregg, from Loreto College, St Stephens Green, Dublin, for her project entitled “Cryptography: A study of the Irish language” entered in the Chemical, Physical & Mathematical Sciences category, intermediate section.
The award for group runner-up went to Deirdre Harford & Colleen Kelly from Loreto Secondary School, Balbriggan for their project entitled “A search for genes associated with drought resistance in potatoes”.
The BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition took place on 11 - 14 January 2012 in the RDS, Dublin.
This year's competition has received a record number of entries with 1,743 ideas entered by 3,842 students from 32 counties. With an increase in the number of schools participating to 354 and the exhibition widened to now accommodate 550 finalists, never has the appetite from young people to drive growth and sustainability been as strong!
List of Qualified Projects (pdf)
The BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition is much more than just a competition; it is an unforgettable experience of a lifetime for the students who take part. The exhibition itself is the final stage in the competition which is open to all second level students from Ireland, both North and South.
The exhibition has gone from strength to strength in recent years, bringing the magic of science, technology, engineering and maths alive in schools and giving students a perfect platform to showcase their talent.
Last year's winner, Alexander Amini, was awarded first prize in engineering at the European Union Contest for Young Scientists in Helsinki. Representing Ireland (North and South) Alexander beat off intense competition from students from 37 countries to win the top engineering award worth €7,000 as well as an honorary award of an all-expenses-paid trip to the London International Youth Science Forum.
For more information about the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition, visit the competition website at http://www.btyoungscientist.com, find them on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/BTYSTE or follow them on twitter at http://twitter.com/btyste.