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NI students shortlisted for 2019 BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition

  • 47 students from across NI have been shortlisted for the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition 2019.

    BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition 2019 has released a shortlist of finalists with representatives from 12 schools in Northern Ireland making it onto the list. The 47 NI students involved are working on a total of 25 qualifying projects, which is an increase of nearly 20% of applications shortlisted for last years competition.

    The competition focuses on the Chemical, Biological and Ecological Sciences, Social and Behavioural Sciences, and Technology sectors. The students will present a wide range of innovative projects, from the health risks of wearing contact lenses to the creation of a sensory alarm system that indicates if a farm worker has been overcome by slurry gas.

    "The excitement is really building now in schools across Northern Ireland as the students make the final preparations to their projects. BTYSTE is an initiative that we are extremely proud of and we want to use the event to inspire a future workforce of science and technology innovators," stated Paul Murnaghan, BT Enterprise’s Regional Director in Northern Ireland.

    The awards offer a substantial prize fund in addition to over 140 awards for individuals, groups and teachers, and the winners will have the opportunity to represent Ireland on the global stage at the European Union Contest for Young Scientists in Bulgaria in September 2019.

    SOURCE: BTYSTE Press Release

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