Science and technology collide as BT exhibition goes virtual

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WINNERS: Benjamin Gibson and Jamal Donald from South Eastern Regional College, winners of last year’s Best Northern Ireland project

BT has announced that, in light of continued health and safety concerns around Covid-19, it will be transforming the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition (BTYSTE) into a spectacular virtual showcase for January 2021.

Students from across Northern Ireland are being encouraged to get involved in the upcoming exhibition, to compete in what has become Europe’s longest running science exhibition.

Taking place from Wednesday-Friday, January 6-8, the exhibition will go ahead in an exciting new format, which means that students will now be exhibiting virtually, with judging taking place across digital platforms.

Northern Ireland students are being encouraged to start working on their projects now, ahead of the closing date of September 22, to qualify for the final 550 places at the exhibition in January.

The online entry process remains the same as previous years, with the added bonus that it will be free to all as project entry fees have been waived.

Benjamin Gibson and Jamal Donald from South Eastern Regional College, winners of last year’s Best Northern Ireland project at the 2020 exhibition, added: “Taking part in the BTYSTE was a fantastic experience for us. Not only did it help us to develop knowledge of our chosen subject area but it also gave us the self-belief and determination to know that you can achieve great things if you put your mind to it.”

n Entries can now be submitted online at www.btyoungscientist.com

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