EU Contest for Young Scientists (EUCYS) - This Weekend at the RDS

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The 30th European Union Contest for Young Scientists (EUCYS) is taking place from 14 - 19 September in the RDS, Dublin. Bringing together the best of European and international student scientific achievements, EUCYS is a great day out for families and students to experience science in fun, innovative ways.

This is the second time Ireland is hosting the event and partners from across science and technology will be there to entertain and inspire children and students. From robotics to makers to 3D printing to Maths and all STEM activities in between, the SFI Science Zone at EUCYS is filled with great initiatives supported and funded by SFI from across Ireland.

The hands-on workshops and creativity space will allow the visiting public to immerse themselves in science and technology, maths and engineering in a hands on and inventive way. The EUCYS runs for a total of six days with the venue open to the public on the Saturday, Sunday and Monday (15-17 September, from 10 am to 4 pm).

135 competitors from 38 countries around the world will showcase their amazing work through 88 different projects across ten categories. The 2018 winner of the BTYSTE, Simon Meehan, will represent Ireland at the event and will hopefully add to Ireland's fantastic record in the contest. Tickets for EUCYS are FREE and available to order from the website now.

The EU Contest for Young Scientists (EUCYS) is part of the Science with and for and Society activities managed by the Directorate-General for Research of the European Commission.

The European Union Contest for Young Scientists was set up at 1989 to promote the ideals of co-operation and interchange between young scientists. The Contest is the annual showcase of the best of European student scientific achievement.

EUCYS gives students the opportunity to compete with the best of their contemporaries at European level. The young scientists also have the chance to meet others with similar abilities and interests and some of the most prominent scientists in Europe. In this way, the Commission seeks to strengthen the efforts made in each participating country to attract young people to careers in science and technology.

RDS, Family-Friendly, KidsCatriona Barry