LETTER:Fingers on the pulse

January 24th, 2016 9:37 PM

By Southern Star Team

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SIR – The BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition, thriving for over 50 years, is one of the finest examples of a movement of like-minded individuals and organisations working to deliver a common goal.  Thousands of people from across the island of Ireland came together to enable young people to shine in the critical subjects of science, technology, engineering and maths.  

Organisations like the Department of Education and Skills ROI, Department of Education NI, Analog Devices, Intel, Perrigo, RTE, judges, teachers, parents, guardians, media and of course the talented school students who entered the competition in their thousands.

What strikes us most in BT is how much our young people have their fingers on the pulse of current local and international issues that our economy and society face. Humanitarian crises, road and farm safety, same sex marriage, climate change and health issues were among the themes they chose to address in their project entries.  

So many of their ideas were about improving lives and creating a better future for the world, and we departed the exhibition venue an inch taller and reassured about the attitude and aptitude of this wonderful next generation of leaders.

Ireland as a whole did itself proud last week and we’d like to thank everyone for helping BT to deliver a successful 2016 BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition


Shay Walsh, 

Managing Director, 

BT Ireland

Upper Grand Canal Street, 

Dublin 4.

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