BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition 2012

If you’re at a loose end this coming weekend, go along to the BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition at the RDS this week. You’ll enjoy it. Yes, really.

I’ve been to the show a couple of times over the years. There were projects on weather, studies on crops, sexuality and society, web applications, teeny electronic steam-punkedness. The most impressive thing about the show is the students. Some bristle, “ask me stuff”, others are a little reticent – but all are passionate about the who, what, why and how of their projects.

This year’s show opens on Wednesday and runs right through to Saturday, although be warned that after the prize-giving this Friday, the booths tend to close up and students go home.

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