Kilkenny kids prepare for 2024 Young Scientist & Technology 2023

Local students will prepare for the 60th BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition at the RDS from January 10 to 13, 2024.

The largest STEM event for Irish youth is the BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition. It encompasses science and technology.

A telecommunication firm, and Young Scientist and Technology of the Year Limited (YSE ltd), an education organisation, have extended their collaboration through 2026.

BT Ireland will manage the show for three years under the sponsorship renewal. In 2025, BT Ireland will celebrate 25 years as title partner of the Young Scientist and Technology expo.

“BT Ireland is proud of our history with the exhibition and excited to extend our partnership with the Young Scientist and Technology of the Year for another three years. “The BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition has become part of our organization’s DNA, with 200 of our colleagues volunteering each January to make the exhibition a success,” said Shay Walsh, BT Ireland’s Managing Director.

Irish students can submit projects to the 2024 BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition in late August.

“The exhibition is more than a competition—it’s a life-changing experience for students. We continue to observe the good impact the exhibition has on promoting young talent in science, technology, engineering, and math in Ireland, and we look forward to extending the show alongside our exhibition partners.”

UCD Professor Pat Guiry, Chair of YSE Ltd., said: “On behalf of the board of the Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition we’re delighted to be continuing our partnership with BT Ireland. Since taking over the exhibition 23 years ago, BT Ireland has increased student and public involvement and strengthened partnerships.

The yearly show has a scientific festival, a Primary School scientific Fair, and a business skills extension program for alumni. We look forward to commemorating 60 years of the exhibition in January and our cooperation with BT Ireland.”

BT Ireland has grown the exhibition over 20 years to reach new audiences and promote STEM in Ireland. The museum hosts BT Ireland’s science festival with daily live performers. Exhibition week includes the Primary Science Fair since 2001. The RDS hosts the Primary Science Fair on Thursday and Friday of exhibition week.

For fourteen years, the BT Young Scientist Business Bootcamp has been a successful extension of the BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition. BT built it to help BTYSTE students learn business and innovation skills.

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