Though we’d expect nothing less, we were still absolutely dazzled by the highly impressive offerings at this year’s BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition.

Every year, hundreds of students descend upon the RDS in Dublin to take part in the annual BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition. Also every year, the projects submitted demonstrate an incredible scientific aptitude and sparkling curiosity. This year being no exception.

We heard from a selection of the students who told us how eggshells can be used to filter out heavy metals from water, how adolescents have responded to #MeToo, how a piezoelectric polymer can be used to combat teeth grinding, and how we can apply neural networks to cervical cancer screening. To see the interviews, check out the video above.


Words by Eva Short