Young Scientists are the spark we need to light up these dark times

The boffins taking part in the all-virtual event know the world can be better, and they intend to make it so. This spirit of imagination balanced with far cooler heads than you might imagine will warm your heart

Emmet Ryan

Technology Correspondent @emmetjryan
10th January, 2021
Young Scientists are the spark we need to light up these dark times
Emma Guiry from Mucross Park College, Dublin with Mark Langtry, AKA Mark the Science Guy. Picture: Chris Bellew/Fennell Photography

This was not the start to 2021 any of us had hoped for. My learned colleagues across these pages have explained to you the how and the why of our current situation and it is grim. If ever there was a week we needed something as wholesome and uplifting as the BT Young Scientists and Technology Exhibition, this really was it.

The event went virtual this year, for obvious reasons, but also back to its roots...

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