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Dr Naomi Lavelle drops a gas bubble to Lisa Guiry and Susannah Pike from Muckross College, Dublin, at the launch of the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition 2022. Photograph: Chris Bellew/Fennell Photography

The BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition (BTYSTE) may be going virtual for a second year in a row, but the key question remains: does resear(...)

Fourth-year students Sinead O’Mahony, Eabha Egan and Grace Murphy at Sacred Heart secondary school in Clonakilty, Co Cork. The team’s project asks, Can Clonakilty Bay clean itself and also reduce methane emissions from cattle? Photograph:  Fennell Photography

Undeterred by Covid-19, which has forced the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition to go virtual for the second year in a row, entrants conti(...)

Megan Carroll, Abby Mullins and Chloe Murphy from Moate Community School, who were overall group winners at the 2021 BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition, are pictured at Hodson Bay launching next year’s event. Photograph: Chris Bellew/Fennell Photography

The BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition (BTYSTE) will be going virtual for a second year in a row next January in an indication of the poss(...)

The 2021 BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition is going virtual. Photograph: Fennell

The impact of Covid-19 is the dominant theme among entries for the 2021 BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition, with a quarter of all qualifie(...)

Rebecca Murphy and Abbey Hehir, from St John Bosco Community College, Clare, with their project, Slurry Pit Laser Saves Lives, in January 2020. File photograph: The Irish Times

The BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition (BTYSTE) is going virtual for 2021 because of continued health and safety concerns around Covid-19.(...)

A file image from January this year showing Adam Kelly from Skerries Community College  announced as the  winner of the 2019 BT Young Scientist of the Year. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

A Skerries teenager who was crowned Ireland’s Young Scientist of the Year in January and went on to have an asteroid named in his honour in the US as (...)

Claire Hanrahan, senior plan and build manager for the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition:  ‘I love it. It’s the highlight of our working calendar’ Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

A small army of volunteers, including 81 judges, former winners and transition year students giving up their time, are pivotal to the staging of the B(...)

Simon Meehan from Ballincollig, Cork, participating in  the European Union Contest for Young Scientists at the RDS, speaking with President Michael Higgins and his wife Sabina Coyne. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

President Michael D Higgins has saluted young scientists for their “independence of thought, critical turn of mind and questioning of the status quo”.(...)

   Simon Meehan,  Co Cork who is flying the flag for Ireland in the EUCYS at the RDS. Photograph: Chris Bellew/Fennell Photography

Cork teenager Simon Meehan is clear on the key ingredients in his winning of the overall prize in the 2018 BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibit(...)

This year’s Leaving Cert results show an increase in students securing top level marks in Stem subjects. Photograph: Getty Images

Ireland needs to take “an early, more rounded approach to fostering an interest among students in science, technology, engineering and maths subjects”(...)

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