Thursday June 4, 2020

Young Scientist: Planting seeds of curiosity

The BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition has never been more popular and relevant, yet its fundamental aims and goals have remained unchanged since it began.

1st September, 2012
Dr Tony Scott, co-founder of Young Scientist, with Colm O'Neill, chief executive of BT in Ireland.

The original Young Scientist exhibition was the brainchild of the late Reverend Dr Tom Burke and Dr Tony Scott back in 1963, when the two academics from University College Dublin were carrying out research in New Mexico. They had their eureka moment when they encountered an American-run science fair and immediately saw the potential for something similar in Ireland.

Through their day jobs as lecturers at University College Dublin they were already evangelising about science, but...

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