Now in its 50th year the Young Scientist Exhibition has gone from strength to strength each year attracting more projects, participants and visitors. We take a look back to 1976 when Jim Sherwin met one of the founders of the Young Scientist Exhibition, Father Tom Burke (1923-2008), who spoke about the exhibition and why he, along with Dr. Tony Scott, set it up in the first place back in 1965.
Having seen a similar type of exhibition in the USA Father Tom thought it was something that would work in Ireland, but from a less commercial slant.
This episode of ‘Eureka’ was broadcast on 14 January 1976.
The winner of the 2014 title of ‘Young Scientist of the Year’ will be announced today Friday 10 January and the exhibition is open at the RDS, Dublin until Saturday 11 January.
For more information on this year's event, visit www.btyoungscientist.ie
Highlights of Day 1 of the Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition 2014
Day One Highlights at the BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition 2014
Weather Wannabies - BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition 2014
Radio Stars - BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition 2014
Christ King Girls' Secondary School Project - BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition 2014