EDUCATION: 40% of second level students not choosing science or technology as perceived ‘too difficult’

26 April 2017
By Elaine Murphy

Local Education News

BT Ireland today launched the 54th BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition (BTYSTE), calling on secondary school students across Ireland to begin their preparation for the 2018 event in January.

To mark the launch of the 2018 exhibition, BT commissioned an independent survey of third-level students to identify origins and levels of interest in science and technology. The research revealed that participation in events like the BTYSTE has a strong influence on the future pursuit of science and technology at third level. However, 40% of students still perceive science and technology subjects as ‘too difficult’.

The BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition received 354 applications from Cork in 2017.

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