St Joseph’s Secondary School, Rush
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BTYSTE 2021 Support our 23 Science Super-Heros.

A unique exhibition portal for the 2021 exhibition allows the Public to view the 550 projects, enjoy STEM-focused shows and talks, visit exhibitor stands. Best wishes to the 23 students representing St Josephs' Secondary School.
BTYSTE 2021 Support our 23 Science Super-Heros.

Twenty three students will present a total of nine projects to the BTYSTE Judges. Six of the projects are entered in the Biological and Environmental section. Students have made decisions to look close to home for their inspirations this year. Projects include an investigation into slug control and Fusarium wilt disease. One group undertook an ecological survey of Kenure Park. Historical Retreat analysis was used to measure coastal erosion on the North Beach in Rush. Seaweed piling up on the beach at the Harbour was a starting point for an investigation into the environmental, nutritional and economic benefits of seaweeds. Eye see it investigates the effect eye colour has on reactive motor skills and hand eye coordination. Three projects were accepted in the Technology section of the Exhibition. The gamification of social distancing aims to use technology to improve students awareness of social distancing. A VR headset was used in an investigation to tackle public speaking anxiety. The final project ARES explores the use of Artificial Intelligence to detect firearms. Please register and use the BT Virtual Portal to hear all about these projects. Students have prepared a 3 minute video to explain their work to the Public. Visit our students at Stands 1232,1568,1569,1570,1571,1572,4534,4535,4609

The virtual exhibition will showcase 550 qualified projects from over 1,300 entries, representing all corners of the island of Ireland from Wednesday 6th January to Friday 8th January from 9am to 5.30pm. The virtual opening ceremony will start at 1pm on Wednesday 6th January, and the awards ceremony will be held at 1pm on Friday 8th January.

This year, BT has waived fees for the public to access the unique exhibition portal for the 2021 exhibition, where they can view the 550 projects, enjoy STEM-focused shows and talks, visit exhibitor stands, and watch the opening and awards ceremonies live, for free on the BTYSTE website and on Facebook live.

Free registration is open at

Fun family entertainment across three days including projects showcase, thrilling science shows and interactive discussions.

During the three-day exhibition, guests will learn about the students’ projects, hear from some very special guests, and watch live entertainment acts including the Science of Sport, How to Become an Astronaut, ‘Our Amazing Universe: A journey of discovery.

Also featuring at the exhibition will be break out star Danielle Wilcox, winner of the first ever BTYSTE ‘Irish Scientists Have Talent’ competition held by BTYSTE earlier this year. Danielle, a telescope operator, and resident astronomer at the Blackrock Castle Observatory in Cork, will showcase the different types of telescopes used at Blackrock Castle including “Big Bertha” a large telescope used for imaging super massive black holes.

Jan 20
CAO Reduced Fee €30 deadline
Feb 01
CAO Applications close
Feb 15
Mid Term Break
Mar 04
Learn how to best use your iPad for learning. Checklists guide you through functions of Safari and Google Chrome. The use of the Schools' GMail ,Google Drive, Docs and Slides are illustrated. Schoology and iPad use are demystified
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