Application Deadline Extended for Virtual BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition 2021

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The BTYSTE 2021 student project application deadline extended to
mid-day 1st October

Fee for project entry has been waived

09 September 2020: BT Ireland today announced an extension to the
application deadline for entry submissions to the BT Young Scientist &
Technology Exhibition (BTYSTE) which will, for the first time in its
prestigious history, be delivered across a virtual platform from
January 6th – 8th 2021. The new deadline for completed submissions is
mid-day on Thursday October 1st 2020.

The decision to extend the deadline was taken to give young people,
their teachers and guardians additional time to finalise their ideas
as they all adjust to their return to school. It also allows an
opportunity for some students to refine their project idea and for
teachers to submit their completed documentation.

Mari Cahalane, Head of the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition,
BT Ireland said: “We appreciate this has been a trying time for
teachers, parents and students across Ireland and we want to do our
part to ensure that they have time to adjust to their new learning
environment. Covid-19 has meant that many aspects of school life may
look different, including many extra-curricular activities.

We would encourage all students to consider taking part in the
exhibition. The BTYSTE is a brilliant opportunity to develop skills
such as research and presentation skills, that you can take through
your school experience and later into your career. Additionally, the
BTYSTE is an official Gaisce partner, which allows students to use
their participation towards gaining their Gaisce President’s Award.”

The subjects of science and technology have never been more important
and the BTYSTE is renowned for giving future innovators, leaders and
change-makers a platform upon which to shine on a national and now an
international level. The exhibition offers students the chance to take
home one of the most coveted awards for participants, the BTYSTE
perpetual trophy and a substantial prize fund of €7,500. In all, there
are 200 prizes to be won for individuals, groups, and teachers.

For this year, project entry fees have been waived and entries can now
be submitted online at www.btyoungscientist.com. To enter, an
individual or group must submit an entry which includes a one-page
proposal outlining their project idea. Entries can be made in any one
of four categories: technology; social and behavioural science;
biological and ecological science and chemical, physical and
mathematical science.   A teacher must sign-off each submission and
this needs to be completed by mid-day on Thursday the 1st of October
2020.

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