DUBLIN, Ireland - More than 1,000 students from all over Ireland are displaying their work at the 58th BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition, officially opened Wednesday afternoon by President Michael D Higgins.
Virtual judging is currently underway, with students being interviewed about their ideas.
President Higgins said: "In a time when the importance of science has perhaps never been more recognized as an essential tool in public health, as we continue to deal with a pandemic, a public health emergency, the Young Scientist Awards have importance in gaining an ever-more necessary awareness of our dependence on science and technology.
"The Young Scientist, as it is known every year, helps promote and encourage interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, and so much more.
"It communicates and, in ever new ways demonstrates their relevance in everyday life. The Awards and Exhibition, now in its 58th year, has provided opportunities for young people across our country to participate and be inspired by science engagement activities in their schools and homes."
According to Mari Cahalane, head of the BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition, the grade of this year's initiatives has once again exceeded all expectations.
In addition to the student creations on show, BTYSTE 2022 has a lineup of performances and events during the three-day exhibition.
Attendees will participate in workshops on various topics, including sustainability, positive mental health, and turning molecules into medication.