Terenure College's Shane Curran represents Ireland in the EU Young Scientist competition in Estonia

Terenure College’s Shane Curran is travelling out to the Estonian capital, Tallinn, to represent Ireland at the EU Young Scientist competition.

As the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition 2017 winner, Shane’s project called qCrypt, a data storage system, will be one of over 80 projects from 40 countries that will be competing for the European title.


The European-wide annual event will be held in Ireland next year to mark the 30th anniversary of the prestigious competition.

Ireland, who last hosted the event in 2004, has enjoyed unparalleled success at the EUCYS, with 14 overall winners in the last 28 years.

Shane, a 6th year Terenure College student, will be aiming to add his name to the list of Irish winners at the competition.

The deadline for the 2018 Exhibition is fast approaching so BTYSTE is encouraging everyone to get involved by applying online before the 25th September. The exhibition, now in its 54th year, is one of the largest and longest running STEM* events in the world.

The theme for BTYSTE 2018 is ‘It Starts Here’ highlighting and celebrating the role the Exhibition can play in captivating a love of science, technology, engineering and mathematics and help nurture Ireland’s leaders of tomorrow.

The BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition will take place from the 10th - 13th January 2018 at the RDS in Dublin. For more information on the exhibition and for details on how to enter, log onto www.btyoungscientist.com or follow BTYSTE on Facebook and Twitter.

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