2010 BT Business of Science &Technology Programme draws to a close

Posted: March 5, 2010 in Uncategorized

The first ever BT Business of Science & Technology ended on a high note as the Minister for Education and Science, Batt O’Keefe TD and Michael Kelly, Chairman of the Higher Education Authority (HEA),  awarded seven lucky students with fantastic third level summer placements. So congratulations to all participating students who have received a certificate of achievement and especially the individual winner: Katie O’Neill from Dominican College, Wicklow and the group winners: Ben Rodgers, Belfast, Zubair Masod, Dublin, Julianne O’Connell, Tipperary, Seán Ó’Rua, Dublin, Andrej Pacher, Dublin, and Hannah Hayes, Cork, of the DNA Tracer group.

The third level summer placements are organised and funded by the Higher Education Authority (HEA) and comprise of a one week placement divided between the National University of Ireland, Galway and the University of Limerick and a week long placement with University College Dublin.  The placements are scheduled for June 2010.

The winning students, from across the island of Ireland, will be accommodated on campus and given the opportunity to work with leading scientists and researchers. While the programmes will be tailored to meet their individual interests, they will also be exposed to all branches of science. In addition, the universities have extensive social programmes for the winners.

We are proud to have worked with such inspirational and progressive leaders in designing and executing the BT Business of Science & Technology programme. We also are fortunate to have collaborated with such a high standard of mentors and partners and produced a programme which has hopefully kick-started entrepreneurial thinking in the generation of business leaders.

We would like to thank the Science Gallery, Trinity College Dublin, all the mentors, judges, facilitators, BT volunteers and trainer for making the programme such a great success. We would also like to thank Minister Batt O’Keefe and the HEA for providing the third level summer placements. The students will benefit greatly from this experience and hopefully inspire their peers to take part in the 2011 BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition.

And don’t forget the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition is open for entries from September 2010. For more information please visit www.btyoungscientist.ie

Thank you 

Chris Clark, CEO, BT

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