Published on Wednesday11thJanuary2017

53rd Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition Opens


Pictured from left are Gavin Patterson, CEO of BT Group, Education Minister Richard Bruton, Liz Williams Director of Tech Literacy & Education Programmes BT and Shay Walsh, Managing Director, BT Ireland

BT Ireland has extended its partnership with the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition until at least 2020. The 53rd annual Exhibition, opened today by President of Ireland Michael D. Higgins, marks the 17th year under BT’s stewardship.

Since its inception in 1963 by Dr. Tony Scott and the late Fr. Tom Burke, over 85,000 Irish secondary school students have participated in the Exhibition, showcasing their original ideas and inventions as part of one of the world’s largest and longest-running science fairs. The event provides a platform for young people with a passion for science and technology and is designed to nurture local talent and skills for the workforce of tomorrow. Its alumni have gone on to launch commercial enterprises, earn international recognition for their ideas, and forge successful careers in critical STEM subject areas.