Friday September 18, 2020

Young Scientist awards going from strength to strength

A surprising number of previous Young Scientist winners are still involved in the same subjects as their original projects, writes Dick O'Brien.

15th January, 2012
Mary Kelly-Quinn and Jervis Good at the 2012 BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition. Photo: Chris Bellew/Fennells

Winning the coveted BT Young Scientist award thrusts a young person into the media spotlight, but it is by no means just 15 minutes of fame. Over the longer term, it is often the first step in a long career in science and technology. Many of the previous winners are now successful in their chosen fields, and a surprising number are still involved in the same subject as their original Young Scientist project.

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