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Clare young scientists to the fore

BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition have revealed that over the past five years, the participation rate of County Clare secondary schools is 78%.

Considered to be Ireland’s premier STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths)
event for schools, it has been a happy hunting ground for Clare entrants. In fact, Clare students have returned home with a total of 41 awards, which confirms the high calibre of entries submitted across the county each year.

BT unveiled the statistics as it called on students across Clare to submit an entry to the 2016 BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition. Now in its 52nd year, the exhibition is synonymous with offering young people a platform from which they can explore and discover the world they live in through the subjects of technology, social and behavioural science, biological and ecological science or chemical, physical and mathematical science.

Mari Cahalane, head of the BT Young Scientist, said, “It’s encouraging to see that the majority of Clare schools have taken part in the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition over the past five years. However, our ambition is to have every school in the country experience this journey of discovery so we would encourage every single teacher and parent in Clare to support their students by helping them to submit a project. There are fantastic benefits to taking part in in the event and in addition to the experience of bringing an idea to life, students will also have the opportunity to compete for one of over 120 awards including cash prizes, international trips and the overall title of BT Young Scientist & Technologist(s) of the Year. I sincerely hope that Clare schools will now set the challenge to increase their record of success for 2016.”

For more information on the exhibition, log onto www.btyoungscientist.com. In addition, you can follow the exhibition on Twitter @BTYSTE or Facebook at www.facebook.com/btyste.

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