Monday 17 June 2019

Young Scientists ready for big day

Students across Fingal will have one eye on mid-January this Christmas when they have a date with the Young Scientist judges at the RDS.

The event will be held in the RDS Arena in Dublin from January 9 to 12 and brings together some of the country's brightest young minds as they compete to take home the title of the BT Young Scientist & Technologist(s) of the Year 2019.

There will be 550 projects on show at the Exhibition across four categories: Technology; Biological and Ecological; Social and Behavioural Sciences; and Chemical, Physical and Mathematical Sciences. This year's projects cover a wide variety of topics, from Climate Change to Gender Diversity.

Irish video game developer, Steve Collins, will be hosting a live Q&A on Thursday, January 10th at the Exhibition. Steve will speak about the technology that goes into taking a video game from an idea to a disc. Students and visitors can win a chance to meet Steve by entering the #GamingStartsHere competition on BTYSTE social media channels now.

With four packed exhibition halls full of exciting things to see and do, the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition has something to stimulate the minds of every generation. Tickets are available online now costing €8 for students, €12 adults and €25 for a family pass which includes two adults and two children. Tickets guarantee entry to all of the Exhibition and to all special shows.

Fingal Independent