BT Young Scientist & Technology

In keeping with our mission statement of commitment to quality education in the Sciences from first to sixth year, the Science Department constantly endeavours to engage BCS students in a wide range of Science related extracurricular activities. Each year our students complete entries for the BT Young Scientist & Technology competition with an aim to qualify for the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition finals each January in the RDS in Dublin.

Achievements to date:

  • Over 60 projects successfully accepted to the finals of the YSE
  • A vast array of highly commended and display awards
  • Our Physics teacher, David King, won the Analog Devices Technology ‘Educator of Excellence’ award in 2008

BCS students have won a range of category and special awards including places in:

  • Senior: individual Biology, behavioural sciences, group Technology
  • Intermediate: Individual 1st and 2nd in Technology, 1st in Biology
  • Junior: Second in individual Technology twice, first in group Technology
  • Winners of the Irish Patents Office special award for best invention at the YSE twice (2006 & 2010)
  • Winners of the 2012 Science Foundation Ireland award
  • Two BCS Young Scientists groups received placements on the inaugural BT Business of Science and Technology programme in 2010