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Homelessness & Equality to the fore at the 2018 BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition

The finalists of the 2018 BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition (BTYSTE) have been announced as the Exhibition gears up for the 54th year of the renowned educational event.

This week BT, the organisers and sponsors of the event, delivered the good news to the students involved in the 550 finalist projects.

An unusually high number of the 2018 Exhibition entries investigate burning social issues such as homelessness, transgender rights and mental health.

An impressive 2,031 projects were submitted by students across the island of Ireland, with every county represented by a submission.

This year’s award is more special than ever, as the 2018 overall winner will represent Ireland in the European Union Contest for Young Scientists when it comes to Dublin next September.

Whilst subjects such as these are not uncommon for the Behavioural Science Category, this year the trend is visible in the more traditional categories such as Biological & Ecological Science and Chemical, Physical & Mathematical Science, highlighting just how much these topics are impacting on students’ lives.