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Local school students set to take part in the BT young scientist exhibition

Oct 31, 2022 11:37 By News Northern Sound
Local school students set to take part in the BT young scientist exhibition
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The overall winner(s) will take home the top prize of  7,500 euros and go on to represent Ireland at the prestigious European Union Contest.

Schools across Cavan and Monaghan are set to take part in the BT young scientist and technology exhibition.

Over 1,700 projects entered from across Ireland.

Health, new technologies, agriculture, sport science, and environment are among the key trends which have emerged from the entries.

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After closing for entries earlier this month, judges selected the 550 projects which will be showcased at the exhibition taking place from January 11th -14th 2023.

Our Lady's Secondary School, Largy College and Castleblayney College will all represent County Monaghan.

Meanwhile, projects from students at Loreto College and Colaiste Dun an Ri­ in Cavan were also selected by judges to take part in the exhibition.

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In relation to the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition, Minister for Education, Norma Foley said it was "encouraging" to see so many young people finding new ways to solve issues in areas of importance.

For participants and teachers, the Exhibition offers a chance to win one of over 200 prizes with a prize fund of over 35,000 euros.

The overall winner(s) will take home the top prize of  7,500 euros and go on to represent Ireland at the prestigious European Union Contest for Young Scientists in Brussels, where Ireland has a strong history of taking home the prize for first place, with 17 wins over the past 33 years

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