Mr John Lyons, TD launches first SciFest@College 2014 in DIT
Winning students at first SciFest@College 2014 in DIT
Winners of SFI Discover top award at SciFest@CIT with Stephanie O'Neill, SFI
Mr John Lyons, TD talks to students at Scifest@DIT
Two students from Coláiste Ráithín exhibit as Gaeilge at SciFest@DIT
Students from St Andrew's College enjoy SciFest@DIT
Mr John Lyons, TD launches first SciFest@College 2014 in DIT
Winning students at first SciFest@College 2014 in DIT
Winners of SFI Discover top award at SciFest@CIT with Stephanie O'Neill, SFI
Mr John Lyons, TD talks to students at Scifest@DIT
Two students from Coláiste Ráithín exhibit as Gaeilge at SciFest@DIT
Students from St Andrew's College enjoy SciFest@DIT

About SciFest

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SciFest is a series of one-day science fairs for second-level students hosted locally in schools and at regional level in the Institutes of Technology.

President Michael D Higgins to be sole Patron of SciFest - read more here.

SciFest 2013 Overview

SciFest Award Winners

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Second SciFest winner to compete in Intel ISEF - Conor Foy, Coláiste Chiaráin, Croom, Co. Limerick, will now join Paul Clarke at Intel ISEF 2014

The SciFest national final in November 2013 was the closest in years, with a number of really excellent projects vying for the top award. It was eventually decided to present the Grand Award, which includes an all-expenses-paid trip to represent

Guidelines and Events

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The closing date for entries to SciFest@College 2014 was Friday 7 March 2014 except for  SciFest NorthWest (Northern Ireland) where the date was extended to Friday 28 March.

 Entry guidelines for teachers and students and entry forms can be accessed here. Dates and contacts for the 2014 SciFest@College science fairs are also available here.

Resources

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This site contains a wide range of resources for teachers and students in the form of a STEM fairs toolkit to support them in developing projects and in inquiry-based learning in general.

'Science Fairs in Ireland - Information for Teachers' - all you need to know about participating in a science fair in Ireland

Sponsors and Special Awards

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The main sponsors of SciFest are SFI Discover and Intel Ireland. SciFest is entirely dependent on sponsorship to implement its programme of science fairs in schools and in the institutes of technology. SciFest therefore gratefully acknowledges the contributions of all the companies and organisations that make the programme possible.  

SciFest in the Media

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SciFest received almost 300 media placements in 2013. The majority of these were in the print media but the project also featured in the broadcast and online media. A selection of published material can be accessed below. Click here for the launch of SciFest 2014 press release.

Project Partners

         
           
    
 
 

 

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