Last Thursday I went to the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition at the RDS and was bowled over not only by the quality of projects second level students were undertaking but their fluency in presentation, as well.
Each of the entrants I spoke to were able to talk about what worked for them and what didn’t and, in some cases, where they expected their work to go next. This went from ‘I was able to do this in my bedroom’ all the way up to bright young things securing corporate sponsorship and work experience abroad.
Millennials are often criticised as a ‘me generation’ but when it comes to having the self-belief to put your ideas out there and make them commercially attractive that can be no bad thing.
I only had one morning to look around and gather some interviews, so the coverage is limited to the Tech category – a little thing called CES happening at the same time cramped my style.
Congratulations to the overall winners Maria Louise Fufezan and Diana Bura for their project: ‘An Investigation into the Effects of Enzymes used in Animal Feed Additives on the Lifespan of Caenorhabditis Elegans’.