SciFest National Final 2021 Programme

The SciFest National Final 2021 can be seen below. For more information on the speakers and their talks please follow the Read more links.

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Friday 26 November
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7.30 p.m. Dr Niamh Shaw, Irish engineer, scientist, writer and performer Welcome to the SciFest National Final 2021 Read more view eye.png
7.35 p.m.

Dr Kandis Boyd Wyatt, Professor, STE(A)M advocate, and Global Speaker, Washington, DC, USA

Adding the A to STEM Read more Picture2.png
7.50 p.m.

Patrick McCarthy, davynutrition, Performance nutritionist from Ireland but based in Boston, USA

Life of a Performance Nutritionist Read more Picture2.png
Saturday 27 November
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10.30 a.m.

Professor Dave Goulson, School of Life Sciences, University of Sussex, UK, and Author of numerous books

Silent Earth: Averting the Insect Apocalypse Read more Picture2.png
11.00 a.m.

Saorlaith Ní Shuibhne, DBFL Consulting Engineers

Honest Advice From Real Engineers Read more Picture2.png
11.15 a.m.

Dr John O’Donoghue, Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) Education Coordinator for Ireland

Making Chemistry Accessible to All Read more Picture2.png

11.25 a.m.

Sarah Kate Sweeney, SciFest Alumna, SciFest@CIT 2015, Second Year Physics & Astrophysics student in UCC

Advice From Someone Who’s Been There Read more Picture2.png

12.00 p.m.

John Doran, Educator, Author, TEDx Speaker

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12.20 p.m.

Dr Éanna Ní Lamhna, Environmentalist, Broadcaster and Author

The Vital role of Trees in Combatting Climate Change Read more Picture2.png


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2.00 p.m.

Dr Tracy Fanara aka "Inspector Planet", Environmental Engineer and Communications Expert, Staff Scientist and Environmental Health Programs Manager at the Mote Marine Laboratory in Sarasota, FLorida, USA

Water Crisis Read more Picture2.png

2.20 p.m.

Professor Ian Robertson, Emeritus Professor of Psychology, Co-Director Global Brain Health Institute, Institute of Neuroscience, Trinity College Dublin

How Confidence Works Read more Picture2.png

2.50 p.m.

Megan McDermott, Boston Scientific Galway (Chair)

Conor Casey, Ellen Fitzgerald, Anna Fidler and Eoin Hayes (Panel)

SciFest Alumni Panel Discussion Read more Picture2.png

4.00 p.m.

Awards Ceremony


Introduction: Dr Stephen Davitt

Science Communicator

SciFest 2021 International Shoutout

Prof. David FitzPatrick

President of TU Dublin and Chair of the Board of SciFest CLG

Caoimhín O'Leary

SciFest STEM Champion 2020

Ms Norma Foley, TD

Minister for Education

Presentation of Awards

Details of the awards being presented may be viewed here

  • SciFest Excellence in STEM Awards
  • Boston Scientific Excellence in STEM Awards
  • Regeneron ISEF Regional Awards
  • SciFest Scientist of the Future Award
  • ISTA Award
  • THEA Award
  • SciFest Life Sciences Award
  • SciFest Social Sciences Award
  • SciFest STEM Outreach Award
  • Intel Technology Award
  • Boston Scientific Medical Devices Grand Award Runner-up
  • Boston Scientific Medical Devices Grand Award
  • Berlin Long Night of Science Award
  • SciFest STEM Champion 2021 Runner-up Award
  • SciFest STEM Champion 2021
  • Teacher of Excellence Award

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SciFest@School in Nord Anglia International School, Leopardstown, Dublin 18
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