NI students win big at the 55th BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition

  • Adam Kelly, aged 17 has been announced as the winner of the 55th BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition (BTYSTE).

    The 5th year student from Skerries Community College, has taken home the top prize for his project, “Optimising the Stimulation of General Quantum Circuits”. Adam’s award included prize money of €7,500 and the BTYSTE trophy. Alongside these prizes, he will also have the opportunity to represent Ireland at the European Union Contest for Young Scientists, which will be happening in Bulgaria in September 2019.

    The BT Northern Ireland Best Project Award was collected by Izzy McConkey, Kerri-Melissa Burns and Sarah Scannell for their entry of the "Effects of Natural food extracts on insulin secretion from pancreatic cells."

    "For 55 years the Exhibition has shown the ingenuity of Ireland’s youth, and this year’s Exhibition is no exception. The students at BTYSTE have sought creative and innovative solutions to some of the world’s most pressing issues, and that spirit and drive is to be commended," commented, Shay Walsh, Managing Director, BT Ireland.

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    “I want to congratulate every student that entered, and Adam, our overall winner. His work shows terrific initiative, dedication and brilliance in tackling an immensely complex area of modern computing”, stated Shay Walsh, Managing Director.

    Congratulations to the winners!

     SOURCES: BTYSTE Press Release

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