BT Young Scientist of the Year 2016 will be… an adult?

2 Nov 2015

Next year’s BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition will, for the first time, offer a separate competition for people over the age of 20. This means if you caught the science bug a little later than you would have liked, there are still accolades to be won.

Much like the process younger entrants go through each year, to qualify for the BT Masters section at January’s Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition you must submit a one-page proposal on your project.

These must fall into one of the four categories (technology; chemical, physical and mathematical sciences; biological and ecological sciences or social and behavioural sciences) and be submitted by November 27, with the shortlist announced before the end of the year.

Those shortlisted will need a PowerPoint presentation of how they would pursue their project, with judges’ questioning at the five-day event deciding on the winner, who will bag €1,000.

The conveyor belt of standout entrants from secondary school students over the years has pushed the organisers into checking out what adults have to offer, according to Shay Walsh, MD of BT.

Adult and child image, via Shutterstock

Gordon Hunt was a journalist with Silicon Republic