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Nineteen local projects in this year's BT Young Scientist competition

Jan 6, 2021 06:01 By News Northern Sound
Nineteen local projects in this year's BT Young Scientist competition Nineteen local projects in this year's BT Young Scientist competition
Mark Langtry one of the special acts appearing online at this years BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition which is being broadcast from the Mansion House, the location of the first Young Scientist Exhibition which took place in 1965. Today marks the launch of the first ever virtual BTYSTE which will be held online for audiences across the globe, from Wednesday 6th to Friday 8th January. Photo Chris Bellew / Fennells
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19 school projects across the Northern Sound region have qualified for this year's BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition. The first ever virtual exhibition

19 school projects across the Northern Sound region have qualified for this year's BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition.

The first ever virtual exhibition kicks off today and runs until Friday.

550 finalists from across the island of Ireland will represent their schools and communities at this year's BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition, including 19 from the Northern Sound region.

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The exhibition will take place virtually and many of the projects have been inspired by the covid-19 pandemic, with a quarter of all qualified projects delving into health and the impact of Coronavirus.

In Cavan, 13 projects have been shortlisted, including seven from Colaiste Dun an Rí, and three from St Bricin's Vocational School and Bailieborough Community School respectively.

Several of the projects are Covid-inspired, including two from Colaiste Dun an Rí that examine the wearing of masks and the effects they have.

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Meanwhile, six projects from across three schools have been shortlisted in Monaghan.

They include four from St Louis' Secondary school, two of which look at the health benefits of listening to music, and one a piece from Castleblayney College and Our Lady's Secondary School.

The Exhibition offers a chance to win one of the most coveted awards, with a substantial prize fund and the BT-YSTE perpetual trophy, as well as over 200 prizes for individuals, groups, and teachers.

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