This site contains a wide range of resources for teachers and students to support them in developing STEM projects and, more generally, in implementing an inquiry-based approach to learning in the STEM subjects.

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

Most of the resources on this site are presented in the form of a STEM fairs toolkit. This toolkit includes ideas for projects, how to get started on a project, a Transition Year module, student and teacher presentations, and more. Please click on the following link to access the toolkit:

 

 

The SciFest STEM Fairs Toolkit

Since 2011 overall winners from the regional SciFest@College events in the Institutes of Technology and St Mary's College, Derry, have had the opportunity to compete in a national competition. The awards at this competition currently include the opportunity to represent Ireland at international competitions in the United States and the Netherlands. The project abstracts from the projects exhibited at the national final in each of the years since 2011 are available at the following links:

SciFest National Final 2016 project abstracts

SciFest National Final 2015 project abstracts

SciFest National Final 2014 project abstracts

SciFest National Final 2013 project abstracts

SciFest National Final 2012 project abstracts

SciFest National Final 2011 project abstracts

 

Boston Scientific joined SciFest as a project partner in 2015 and sponsors an award for the best medical devices project at each of the 16 regional SciFest@College fairs and at the national final. An explanation of what constitutes a medical device and some ideas for projects are presented in the form of a PowerPoint presentation at the following link:

Boston Scientific Medical Devices Award - Ideas For Projects  Updated Sept 2017

 

Contact details for experienced teachers - the SciFest support panel - who are available to give advice on participation in SciFest are available here.

 

Finally, some useful background material on SciFest is available at the following links:

SciFest - Why Get Involved  Updated

SciFest Testimonials  New