BT Young Scientist & Technologist of the Year Exhibition: drew more than 15,000 people to the RDS on Thursday. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Sitting at home watching an episode of Room to Improve on RTÉ television with her father, Ava Kate Beausang (17) quickly came to the realisation that (...)

For the 11th year running, there are more girls (56 per cent) than boys competing in the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition. Photograph:  Chris Bellew/Fennell Photography

There are strong indications that more female students are embracing chemistry, physics and maths; subjects traditionally dominated by male students. (...)

Clodagh Clarke and Abbie Cassidy, students from Ringsend College in Dublin,  at the BT Young Scientist of the Year exhibition at the RDS on Tuesday. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The critical role the BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition plays in helping to generate Irish talent in science, technology, engineering and m(...)

Margot Moore, a first-year student from Loreto Foxrock, at the launch of the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition at the RDS. Photograph: Eric Luke

Students from every corner of the island of Ireland are busy applying the finishing touches to scientific research projects that will feature at the 2(...)

BT Young Scientist: find an innovative idea with a tight focus, for a spot at the RDS. Photograph: Colm Mahady

The deadline for applying for the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition is September 29th. Last year there were more than 2,000 entries fo(...)

 Megan Addie Douglas, Oaklands Community College, Offaly, with her project, Do Wind Turbines Affect People, Animals, or the Environment? at the BT Young Scientist and Technology exhibition at the RDS today. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Judging in the 50th BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition gets under way today as almost 1,200 students aged from 12 to 18 descend on the RDS. (...)

File photograph of the winners  of the 2013 BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition: Emer Hickey, Sophie Healy- Thow and and Ciara Judge  from Kinsale Community School Co Cork.Photograph: Aidan Crawley

The number of entries to the BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition has increased by 25 per cent in the past five years, reaching a record high.(...)