Young Scientist Exhibition: genomes, edible insects and a smart washing line

The BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition, at the RDS in Dublin, showcased imaginative solutions, created by students and young people, to many of life’s problems big and small

Shane O’Connor and Liam Carew in sixth year in the Abbey School, Tipperary, won the 59th BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition (BTYSTE) with their project Assessing the Impact of Second-Level Education on Key Aspects of Adolescents’ Life and Development

For most young people arriving at the RDS last week, it was a brand new experience. The BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition is, however, rather familiar for Ayush Tambde. The student from Stratford College, Co Dublin, was making his fourth and final appearance at the event as a competitor.

Tambde’s project was focused on explaining the mutations in the genome that causes cancer, and breast cancer in particular, which was a change from his ...