The winners of this year's BT Young Scientist Competition, Liam Carew and Shane O'Connor, have won a second prize at this year's EU Contest for Young Scientists for their project: "Assessing the Impact of Second-Level Education on Key Aspects of Adolescents’ Life and Development".
The winners were announced following a five-day competition in Brussels in September 2023 between 136 promising young scientists aged 14 to 20, coming from 36 countries across the EU and beyond.
Four first, second and third prizes were awarded. The four first prize winners each received €7,000, the second prize winners received €5,000 and the third, €3,500.
The four first prize winning projects were from Poland, Canada, Denmark and Portugal while the three other second prize winners came from the Netherlands, Canada and Italy. The third prize winners came from Bulgaria, Slovakia, Greece and Germany.
The EU Contest for Young Scientists gives students the opportunity to
- compete with the best of their contemporaries at European level
- meet others with similar abilities and interests
- get guidance from some of the most prominent scientists in Europe
The contest is an initiative of the European Commission under the Science and Society programme. It was set up to promote the ideals of cooperation and information exchange between young scientists.
More information about the Contest is available here.
- Project locations
- Representation in Ireland