#BeyondLimits - BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition goes virtual

#BeyondLimits - BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition goes virtual

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The 57th BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition (BTYSTE) kicks off this Wednesday, 6th Jan 2021. Over three days, 550 finalists will represent 213 schools across 29 counties showcasing their projects on the BTYSTE virtual platform.

The theme of this years’ event is #BeyondLimits, a reflection of current times.  Covid-19 is the driving force behind many entries in the competitions four categories – Social & Behavioural Science; Technology; Chemical, Physical & Mathematical Sciences; and Biological & Ecological Science.

Every year, entries to the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition explore and analyze national and international issues. This year many projects investigate Direct Provision, gender studies, race, domestic abuse, sexual assault, and socioeconomic challenges.

The very best and brightest of Ireland’s school students are being represented and there is an overwhelming amount of creativity, hard work, and originality on display. Despite a turbulent year with many disruptions to the academic calendar, students have been busy developing scientific solutions to some of the most important challenges of our time.

You can explore this years’ exciting entries by tuning in live to the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition 2021 from 8 am this Wednesday by visiting

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