Call for entries for 2012 BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition

6 Sep 2011

Second-level students keen on science and technology subjects have been urged to take part in the 48th BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition to showcase their talents.

The BT-sponsored exhibition has gone from strength to strength in recent years, bringing the magic of science, technology, engineering and maths alive in schools and giving students a perfect platform to showcase their talents.

Last year, 3,943 students from across the island of Ireland entered the January 2011 exhibition with a record-breaking 1,735 projects. BT says it wants to smash more records in 2012.

The winner this year was 15-year-old Alexander Amini from Castleknock College in Dublin, whose project ‘Tennis Sensor Data Analysis’ provides athletes and sports analysts with real-time performance data. The project could have real-world implications for broadcasters and across a variety of sports, not just tennis.

The deadline for 2012 entries is 3 October 2011.

The BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition will take place in the RDS, Dublin, from 11-14 January 2012.

Photo: Presenter of the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition, Aidan Power, is joined by secondary students from Oatlands College, Stillorgan, and Colaiste Iosagain, Blackrock, as they urge students to get projects in by 3 October 2011.

BT Ireland and Northern Ireland’s CEO, Graham Sutherland, will be a panelist at the upcoming Digital Ireland Forum in Dublin on 30 September 2011. For further information on speakers and panelists, go to the website.

John Kennedy is a journalist who served as editor of Silicon Republic for 17 years