The Leinster Express is heading to the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition

Schools from across the country gather for tech showpiece

Justin Kelly


Justin Kelly


We are heading to the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition

We are heading to the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition

The Leinster Express will be reporting at the RDS for the 54th BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition from Wednesday, January 10 to Saturday, January 13.

We will soak up the abundance of innovation, unique ideas and creative thinking from over 1,000 young minds who will exhibit 550 projects in the hope of lifting a coveted trophy.

Around 50,000 people will pass through the doors of the RDS during the exhibition to get a flavour of the exciting, intriguing and mind-bending projects. 

Six Laois projects all from Heywood Community School have made the grade and will be taking on the competition. Their projects span concepts from the effects of competition on the speed of sprinters, text phrasing killing the English language and an investigation into the McGurk Effect.

Leading communications and IT Services Company, BT, is also delighted to announce a host of new acts, shows and speakers that will be performing at this year’s Exhibition for the first time, including Ministry of Science UK, a live Q&A with astronaut in training, Norah Patten and keynote address at BT Mindshare from the ‘world’s most famous hacker’, Kevin Mitnick.

Shows returning by popular demand include mentalist David Meade, The Real Science of the Circus, 3D Space Journey and the incredibly popular World of Robots, making for a mesmerising visual spectacle for young and old.

Hosted by TG4’s Roisin Ni Thomáin and broadcaster Aidan Power, the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition is the largest event of its kind in Europe and one of the largest school science fairs in the world.

With four packed exhibition halls and a Big Top all full of exciting things to see and do, the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition has something to stimulate the minds of all generations.

The Leinster Express will bring you reports, videos and interviews from the RDS as the battle to become the overall winner reaches its climax. 

Join us at from Wednesday, January 10 until Saturday, January 13. 

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