Deadline approaches for Young Scientists exhibition

The closing date for entries for the 50th BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition is fast approaching.

The closing date for entries for the 50th BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition is fast approaching.

Secondary school students from across the island of Ireland are being called upon to enter the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition by October 2.

To encourage project entries in 2014, BT will continue to offer a helping hand to students from across the country through the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition Grant Scheme. To date BT has provided over €400,000 in financial aid, of which schools in Tipperary have received €20,450, dedicated to travel and accommodation, to help students across Ireland compete.

Through 984 grants to over 330 schools across Ireland, BT has administered over €411,000 in financial aid to competing schools.

BT is introducing an additional special prize for the overall winner of the 2014 exhibition. The winner(s) will be flown to Silicon Valley in California, home to some of the world’s biggest technology corporations, to meet BT’s Innovation team, and will enjoy a hosted tour of leading enterprises and business leaders.

The winner(s) will also receive the BT Young Scientist of the Year Perpetual Trophy, a cheque for €5,000 and the chance to represent Ireland at the European Union Contest for Young Scientists.

Schools which are located over 70km from the RDS in Dublin are eligible to apply for a grant of €150 per individual entry or €300 for a group entry, up to a maximum of €1,500 per school.