Tipperary has 21 projects entered in Young Scientists exhibition

BT has today announced that it has broken all previous records for entries received with the 2013 BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition set to be the biggest ever.

BT has today announced that it has broken all previous records for entries received with the 2013 BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition set to be the biggest ever.

With 1,879 ideas entered from 4,189 students from 32 counties, never has there been such an appetite from young people to drive a better future for Ireland.

Tipperary will be competing at the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition 2013 with 21 projects qualified from over 1,879 National entries.

Since BT took over as organiser and sponsor of the event, the quantity and quality of entries received from students has continued to surpass all expectations. In recent years there has been a significant increase in the number of students developing commercially viable projects and demonstrating entrepreneurial flair. This year, entries in the Technology category are at an all time high with a 24% increase in entries since the 2012 exhibition.

BT is committed to contributing towards a better future for Ireland. Through this promise, BT has continued to develop and grow a platform where students are encouraged to engage in science, technology, engineering, maths and commercialisation. Now, more than ever, the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition is geared towards driving skills and innovation for the future of Ireland Inc.

The 2013 entries at a glance:

· 1,879 entries received spanning 32 counties

· 4,189 students

· 362 schools represented

Number of entries per category:

Biological & Ecological Sciences: 504; Chemical, physical & Mathematical Sciences: 308; Social & Behavioural Sciences: 697; Technology: 370