The 2019 edition of BTYSTE lived up to its high standard of achievement by Ireland’s young scientists.

Now into its 55th year, the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition (BTYSTE) has served as a springboard for some of Ireland’s best known scientific and business talent.

There were 550 projects on show at the 2019 event across four categories: Technology; Biological and Ecological Sciences; Social and Behavioural Sciences; and Chemical, Physical and Mathematical Sciences.

At BTYSTE 2019, we learned about renewable jet fuel, how Alexa skills can be used to create a viable alternative to rote learning, how new sensors in car doors can save people from drowning, and that smartphones and social media aren’t solely to blame for young people’s mental health issues.


Words by John Kennedy