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# BT Young Scientist

This year
Two Tipperary students win top prize at BT Young Scientists 2023
Their poject looks at the impact of second-level education on teenagers’ lives and development.
Last year
Young Scientist winners take top prize at EU contest
Aditya Kumar and Aditya Joshi took first prize at the European Union Contest for Young Scientists.
Two Dublin students take home this year's top award at the BT Young Scientist Exhibition
Aditya Joshi and Aditya Kumar won for their project entitled “A New Method of Solving the Bernoulli Quadrisection Problem”.
All time
This 17-year-old student has won this year's BT Young Scientists top award
Gregory Tarr won for his project entitled “Towards detecting state-of-the-art deepfakes”.
A Cork student's idea for steering wheel technology that will alert drivers when they are fatigued
The project is on display at the virtual BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition this week.
Michael D tells students of 'critical importance of science' as he launches virtual Young Scientist exhibition
Over 1,000 students from more than 200 schools from the island of Ireland are taking part.
Bacteria and turbidity: Young Scientists develop solution to monitoring private wells
Currently, the EPA recommends that wells are tested once a year, but there is no legal requirement to do so.
This wristband subtly alerts teachers when a student with Autism is feeling overwhelmed
The project is on display at the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition this week.
Instagram 'likes' and whether or not money makes people happy explored at Young Scientist Exhibition
Climate change is also examined by many of the projects at this year’s competition.
'One of Ireland's best exports': How the Young Scientist Exhibition came to Tanzania
Students in Tanzania have taken the Irish model of the event and run with it, says competition co-founder Joseph Clowry.
Freshgraze: This student has developed a cloud-controlled fence for livestock
Charlie Drumm’s project was selected as the Teagasc Special Award winner at the BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition.
Dublin teenager takes home top prize at BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition
Adam Kelly (17) won for his project “Optimizing The Simulation Of General Quantum Circuits”.
This Young Scientist project is turning algae into pints of the black stuff (crude oil, that is)
Greg Tarr has developed a more efficient method of making biofuel.
The young Irish scientists trying to help contain the Fall armyworm
The moth has been ruining crops across Africa since 2016.
Climate change and social media - Here's what's in store for the BT Young Scientist Exhibition
The BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition 2019 takes place from 9-12 January at the RDS in Dublin.
'You can't stop a student from competing because their mother is a scientist'
Dr Tony Scott, co-founder of the BTYSTE, said this year’s winner has an “amazing” level of knowledge.
'Hopefully projects like these will inspire more young scientists'
We checked in on two BTYSTE projects we’ve been following.
'People don't realise how dangerous it is for kids': Students develop alarm to stop hot car deaths
It alerts a child’s parents if they are left in a car.
Loneliness, mental health, separation: How homelessness affects children later in life
Two Cork students examined how homelessness affects children for the upcoming BT Young Scientist Exhibition.
This Young Scientist project could help spot concussion injuries during sport
It attaches to the back of a helmet and transmits data to a team medic.
These Limerick students have developed a device to help track Alzheimer's patients
Alzheimer’s Alert will alert carers to the patient’s movements.
It's 'too difficult': Why 40% of students say they didn't study science in college
Almost 80% of those who participated in the Young Scientist Exhibition went on to study science and/or technology in third-level education.
App that encourages children with autism to make eye contact wins at BT Young Scientist Business Bootcamp
The winners were selected by a judging panel of business professionals following an intensive four day workshop at NovaUCD.
A 16-year-old who built an encryption program has been named Ireland's top young scientist
Over 1,100 students from 375 schools across the island of Ireland competed for the title.
20 Under 20: Ireland's brightest and most inspirational rising stars
The entrepreneurs, inventors, entertainers and leaders of the future.
This Irish-Indian teenager wants to change the lives of blind children around the world
Jemin Joseph explains that he is involved so that he can “make a difference in life”.
Alcohol consumption project wins Young Scientist award
Ian O’Sullivan and Eimear Murphy from Coláiste Treasa in Kanturk, County Cork, won with their project, Alcohol Consumption: Does The Apple Fall Far From the Tree?
Here are five projects worth catching as BT's Young Scientist awards get underway
The next three days will see 550 projects go on display to the general public.
20 Under 20: Ireland's brightest and most inspirational rising stars
Some are still balancing success with the stress of the Junior Cert.
Just how much bacteria is in Ireland's holy water fonts?
We’ll find out later this week.
More students than ever have applied for next year's BT Young Scientist
And most of them are female.
Almost 4 out of 5 students are checking social media sites at school
There has also been a big increase in social media related projects at BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition.
Three Kinsale teens win at BT Young Scientist Exhibition
The prize is heading to the Cork school for the third time in seven years.
PICS and VIDEO: BT Young Scientist competition gets underway
Enda Kenny and Ryan Tubridy both visited the RDS today.
Irish Young Scientist winners share top European prize
Eric Doyle and Mark Kelly from Synge Street CBS are among three top prizewinners at the EU Contest for Young Scientists.
‘Many-body problem’ simulation wins Young Scientist crown
Eric Doyle and Mark Kelly’s work may help astronomers predict how objects might travel in outer space.
Dublin teen scoops top prize at EU Young Scientist competition
Alexander Amini, who won the national competition with a tennis tracking system, wins a top prize at the European equivalent.