SciFest Patron

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SciFest is greatly honoured that President Higgins has agreed to be the project’s sole Patron. The President’s patronage is recognition of the hard work and dedication of the teachers who support and encourage their students to develop and exhibit their science and technology projects and to those teachers who also organise their own in-house SciFest@School fairs. It is also recognition of the work of the staffs of the third level colleges who give freely of their time and expertise to organise the 16 SciFest@College events, to act as judges at these events and to ensure that the students who participate in the events have the best possible experience on the day.

SciFest has developed rapidly since its launch nationwide in 2008. In that year just over 1600 students exhibited 680 projects. Ten years later, in 2018, over 10,000 second-level students participated in SciFest STEM fairs at school and/or college level. Over these ten years some 60,000 students have had an opportunity to participate in SciFest at local and/or regional level. Of these, over 200 have gone on to participate in a SciFest national final. And from these national finals 15 students have gone on to represent Ireland at international competitions in the Netherlands and the USA. In all, SciFest students have participated in 10 international competitions and have brought home a total of 12 major awards.

Nov
20 2018
SciFest@School in Blackrock College, Blackrock, Co. Dublin
Nov
22 2018
SciFest@School in St Colman's CC, Midleton, Co. Cork
Nov
26 2018
SciFest@School in Carrigaline Community School, Carrigaline, Co. Cork
Nov
27 2018
SciFest@School in Lanesboro CC, Lanesboro, Co. Longford
15-Oct-2018
The Broadcom MASTERS International Award for STEM Fair Junior Participants
02-Oct-2018
‘Receiving the Boston Scientific Medical Devices Award in the regional finals in Sligo IT, gave me a surge of newfound enthusiasm and drive to push my app to reach its full potential. Since May, I am delighted to say, Lifeline has
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Michael D. Higgins, Patron of SciFest
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Michael D. Higgins
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