The appliance of youthful science

As the Young Scientist Exhibition celebrates 49 years encouraging young people to get interested in science, Emma Kennedy talks to one of its founders and two previous winners.

6th January, 2013
Mark Kelly and Eric Doyle won last year's BT Young Scientist & Technology competition as Leaving Cert students at Synge Street CBS in Dublin. Photo: Fennells

How does diet affect the brain? How do the various elements of a CV affect employability? These are just a couple of the questions being explored at this week's BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition.

Up to 30,000 visitors are expected through the doors of the RDS to catch a glimpse of the 550 projects on display at the event, which takes place from Thursday to Saturday and which received a record number of entries this year.


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