Record entry to Young Scientists

The BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition is set to attract a record number of entries and seven schools in Donegal are taking part this year.

The BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition is set to attract a record number of entries and seven schools in Donegal are taking part this year.

In total 27 local students will take part in the event.

BT has recently announced that it has received a record number of entries to the 2012 BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition. With 1,743 ideas entered by 3,842 students from 32 counties.

Donegal schools include Choláiste Cholmcille, Coláiste Ailigh, Gairm Scoil Chú Uladh, Loreto Community School, Loreto Convent, Magh Ene College, Pobalscoil Ghaoth Dobhair and St Eunan’s College.

Over the past 12 years, since BT took over as organiser and sponsor of the event, the quality and quantity of entries received from secondary school students have surpassed all expectations, and have garnered both national and international interest and acclaim. Competition to make it to the RDS in January is particularly high, with judges remarking on the impressive nature of entries this year, based on preliminary reviews. For 2012, BT has extended the space at the exhibition to allow more students to take part. There are now 550 places available, an increase of 30 on last year, allowing up to 90 additional students to take part in January.

There are 2,235 girls and 1,608 boys represented in the entries

It will take place in the RDS, Dublin from January 11th – 14th. For more information, log onto www.btyoungscientist.com