The exhibition is hotly contested with aspiring scientists from across the island descending on the RDS to compete for the many prizes on offer. The Exhibition has four categories in which students can enter; Technology, Biological & Ecological Sciences, Social & Behavioural Sciences, and Chemical, Physical & Mathematical Sciences. There are many prizes including prizes for each category, group and individual project and of course the overall Young Scientist or Technologist of the year. The overall winning group or individual will then have the opportunity to compete in the European Young Scientist Competition.
The BTYSE can shape students’ futures, help them develop life skills and even, if they’ve got the ideas and determination, an opportunity to develop their own products or business.
This year at ETSSW (2020/21) two of our 1st year students entered the school’s first project to the BTYSE. Unfortunately, we did not make it to the final exhibition but it was a learning curve for us all and it gave us the drive to begin planning for next years competition.