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#Young Scientist

# young-scientist - Friday 10 January, 2020

Two lads from Cork have won this year's BT Young Scientists top award

Cormac Harris and Alan O’Sullivan won for their project on gender stereotyping in children.

# young-scientist - Thursday 9 January, 2020

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.

# young-scientist - Wednesday 8 January, 2020

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.

# young-scientist - Sunday 5 January, 2020

'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.

# young-scientist - Friday 11 January, 2019

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”.

Ever tried to reinvent the wheel? One Young Scientist is doing just that

It’s a system called a emission-free omnidirectional magnetic driving system. Now, let’s get our heads around that…

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.

# young-scientist - Friday 28 December, 2018

This project by Westmeath students aims to help parents know when a smart toy has been hacked

They were inspired to conduct research in the smart toys after the number of controversies surrounding them in recent years.

# young-scientist - Thursday 27 December, 2018

Which kitchen surface stays clean the longest? A Young Scientist is trying to find out

Ellie Cunnenn (14) from Coláiste Chiaráin has analysed different kitchen surfaces to figure out which stay cleaner for longer.

# young-scientist - Sunday 9 December, 2018

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.

# young-scientist - Sunday 14 January, 2018

How much bacteria lives on a pedestrian crossing button?

Despite the stainless steel surface, they’re thriving.

# young-scientist - Saturday 13 January, 2018

How a brain-like computer could be used to mark exams

It’s almost as accurate as a human.

'Hopefully projects like these will inspire more young scientists'

We checked in on two BTYSTE projects we’ve been following.

# young-scientist - Friday 12 January, 2018

Cork teenager wins BT Young Scientist after discovering blackberry antibiotic in his back garden

15-year-old Simon Meehan had been working on his project for two years.

# young-scientist - Sunday 7 January, 2018

This Young Scientist project is almost ready for this week's competition

Alzheimer’s Alert aims to help track the movement of people with the disease.

# young-scientist - Monday 1 January, 2018

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.

# young-scientist - Sunday 31 December, 2017

These Limerick students have developed a device to help track Alzheimer's patients

Alzheimer’s Alert will alert carers to the patient’s movements.

# young-scientist - Sunday 29 October, 2017

The Dublin schoolboy who may have cracked the solution to flocks of birds crippling an airplane's engines

17-year-old Omar Salem has designed a device to protect a jet engine’s turbofans from being struck by foreign objects.

# young-scientist - Wednesday 26 April, 2017

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.

# young-scientist - Saturday 14 January, 2017

Almost a quarter of Irish people's senses overlap, say these Young Scientists

This BT Young Scientist project suggests there are more people with this neurological condition than you might think.

# young-scientist - Friday 13 January, 2017

These Young Scientists asked parents about their attitude to the HPV vaccine

The girls asked parents with daughters to fill out a survey on the HPV vaccine – and found out some interesting results.

# young-scientist - Thursday 12 January, 2017

The science of the Cork accent: This year's BT Young Scientist expo is already turning heads

From skateboard equations to cancer research, the BT Young Scientist continues to break records and open doors.

# young-scientist - Tuesday 20 September, 2016

Ireland's Young Scientist winners come third overall in Europe

Maria Louise Fufezan and Diana Bura received €3,500 for their efforts, and also won a trip to DuPont’s science and engineering plants in Denmark.

# young-scientist - Sunday 13 March, 2016

How a Limerick teen's 'sleeping bags for the homeless' idea caught the world's attention

Plans for the bags have been sent to the US and Australia, and there’s been interest from all over the world.

# young-scientist - Friday 8 January, 2016

These transition year students just won top prize at the Young Scientist competition

It’s for their investigation into the “Effects of Enzymes used in Animal Feed Additives on the Lifespan of Caenorhabditis Elegans”.

# young-scientist - Wednesday 6 January, 2016

Who's better at lying - boys or girls? Telling Lies This post contains a poll

Who's better at lying - boys or girls?

Two girls at this year’s Young Scientist Exhibition have an answer to a question that’s preoccupied teenagers for generations.

This 5th year student has invented a nappy that tells if babies are sick

Just one of the hundreds of impressive projects from Irish teenagers this year at the BT Young Scientist expo.

# young-scientist - Friday 9 January, 2015

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?

# young-scientist - Monday 5 January, 2015

Just how much bacteria is in Ireland's holy water fonts?

We’ll find out later this week.

# young-scientist - Saturday 11 January, 2014

Which gets mouldier quicker: brown or white bread?

Brown bread is more nutritious, while white bread is more processed.

# young-scientist - Thursday 9 January, 2014

Meet Ireland's bright sparks at the BT Young Scientist & Technology exhibition spoke to some of the talented teenagers behind the incredible ideas and projects.

# young-scientist - Wednesday 8 January, 2014

Fifty years of innovation: BT Young Scientist launches today

Incredibly smart teenagers will be making the rest of us feel inferior over the coming days in Dublin 4.

# young-scientist - Tuesday 25 September, 2012

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

# young-scientist - Friday 13 January, 2012

‘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.

# young-scientist - Wednesday 11 January, 2012

In pictures: Taoiseach opens this year's Young Scientist Exhibition Science This post contains images

In pictures: Taoiseach opens this year's Young Scientist Exhibition

Enda Kenny officially declared this year’s Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition open this afternoon – check out these photos of some of the projects on display.

# young-scientist - Tuesday 27 September, 2011

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.