Advertisement MINISTER for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton TD, was on hand last week to help BT Ireland announce a record number of entries for the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition, which takes place on 11-14 January 2017. In total 2,091 project ideas were submitted by secondary students from 375 schools across the island, an increase of 2% from the 2016 exhibition. Of the 550 projects shortlisted to compete at the exhibition, 54 come from Limerick secondary schools, with a total of 120 students from fourteen local schools heading to the RDS in January.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Twitter The 53rd BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition will take place in the RDS, Dublin from 11th-14th January 2017. There are over 140 teacher and pupil awards to be won, including cash prizes, international trips and the overall title of BT Young Scientist & Technologist(s) of the Year. For more information on the exhibition, log ontoor follow the exhibition on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat @BTYSTE. Email The 2017 entries at a glance:· 2,091 entries received· 4,591 students· 375 schools represented across the island· Cork has the highest number of entries from any county, followed by Dublin and Limerick in second and third place· Entrants are 61% female, 39% male· 1622 group entries and 469 individual entries· Social & Behavioural Sciences was the most popular category (41% of entries), followed by Biological & Ecological Sciences (29%), Technology (16%) and Chemical, Physical & Mathematical Sciences (14%). WhatsApp The 53rd BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition attracted individual and group entries from 4,591 students in total, an increase of over 3% on last year. These hail from 31 counties, and girls once again out-numbered the boys with a gender split of 61% female to 39% male entrants. Students submitted ideas and innovations on subjects ranging from migration to climate change to concussion injuries, with Social & Behavioural Sciences the most popular category (41% of entries). Facebook Linkedin Print NewsEducationLimerick accepted to the BT Young Scientist & Technology ExhibitionBy Staff Reporter – November 6, 2016 791 Previous articleElvis and Shakespeare, getting All Shook UpNext articleLimerick Repair Directory launched online Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie
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WATERLOO — Iowans who may have more time on their hands this summer due to the pandemic likely have an excellent camera on their smartphones and stunning, agriculture-related subjects to shoot nearby.Entries are now being taken for the Capture the Heart of America photo contest. Jori Wade-Booth, at Waterloo-based Silos and Smokestacks, says there are a half dozen categories, including Iowa Farmscapes.“Crop photos, barn photos, beautiful landscapes of Iowa,” Wade-Booth says. “We have Celebrations of Iowa Agriculture — those are pictures of fairs, community events, family celebrations. Modern Agriculture — we want to see photos of technology in farming and new ways of farming.”The annual contest features cash prizes, including $500 for the photo deemed Best in Show. Last year’s Best in Show winner snapped a flower-filled picture at one of the organization’s partner sites, Living History Farms in Urbandale. “We have 115 Silos and Smokestacks partner sites across eastern Iowa that tell the story of American agriculture,” Wade-Booth says. “That’s the category we really get excited about and we have a special award for that one. It’s called the Visitor Guide Feature Award. It’s a $250 cash prize and the photo gets featured in our visitor guide.”Photos have to be submitted by October 31st but she notes, there’s no expiration date on the pictures you’ve taken. “So, if you took a really great photo three years ago at one of our partner sites or out in the field, you can still submit that photo,” Wade-Booth says. “The contest is for amateur and professional photographers alike. As long as you were the person that took the photo, you can submit it, no matter how old it is.”All photos submitted for the contest need to be agriculture-related and help to preserve this important piece of America’s story. Learn more about the contest and find an entry form at: www.silosandsmokestacks.org/photo-contest