As excitement builds for the biggest exhibition of its kind in Europe, Analog Devices (ADI), a gold sponsor of the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition (BTYSTE) since 2000, hosted a special preview of its interactive technology stand before shipping it to the RDS.

Students and their families were given a sneak preview of the stand and the opportunity to explore and engage with fun demonstrations developed using the same analog, digital, and software technologies that ADI deploys to help drive advancements in digitized factories, mobility, and digital healthcare, combat climate change, and reliably connect humans and the world.

A 25-member team of recently graduated engineers were involved in the design and build of the 125sq m interactive, technology-packed stand that will feature in the exhibition’s Technology Hall from 11th January.

Visitors to the Analog Devices stand at the RDS will experience first-hand how ADI’s technology is enabling sustainability and improving people’s lives and the planet through stations like the Green Energy Technology table, Machine Vision Game and the Kinetic Tower. Students will also step into the fascinating world of semiconductor manufacturing, learning about the science behind crafting the devices that are manufactured in ADI’s fabrication factory in Limerick.

New projects like the ADI MagIC+ Car and the Trigonometry Robot will attract those curious about the science of being a Formula 1 driver and how mathematics is crucial for robotics.

Old favourites like the Laser Vault and Floor Piano, featuring ADI’s sensing technology that bridges the physical and digital world to enable breakthroughs at the Intelligent Edge, will still be on show and eagerly waiting to be danced on and dodged through by the next generation of Young Scientists, Technologists, Engineers and Mathematicians in the making.

ADI has been a Gold Sponsor of BTYSTE for 23 years. Each year as a Gold Sponsor of the technology category, ADI designs and installs a new stand at the exhibition with demos that ensure fun is at the heart of STEM education. ADI also contributes to the judging and presents a number of excellence awards to students and teachers.

You can find out more about ADI’s presence at BTYSTE here

The BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition celebrates its 60th anniversary this year, continuing to shine a light on STEM research and innovation for young people throughout Ireland.

Limerick schools will be well-represented at the BTYSTE 2024. They include Ardscoil Rís, Castletroy College, Coláiste Chiaráin, Coláiste Ída agus Iosaef, Coláiste Iósaef, Coláiste Nano Nagle, Desmond College, Gaelcholáiste Luimnigh, John the Baptist Community School, Laurel Hill Secondary School, Salesian Secondary College, Scoil Pól and Villiers Secondary School.