Volume 9, Number 3, February 2018 SciFest 2018 is Officially Launched

Inside this issue:

50,000 Students Participated in SciFest in the First 10 Years

How SciFest Works

Encourage Students to Think About Project Ideas Over Mid- term

Help is Available on the SciFest Website

SciFest@School Roll of Honour 2018

Visit of Doctoral Students From USC 2018

SciFest@College 2018 Dates and Venues

From Our Photo Album SciFest 2018 Sponsors Contact Details 2

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Speaking at the launch in the Department of Education and Skills Minister Bruton said “I

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SciFest is the largest and most inclusive science fair initiative on the island of Ireland. Since launching in 2008 over 50,000 students have participated in the competition, which represents an average year-on-year increase of 23% in participation. SciFest is funded primarily by Science Foundation Ireland, Boston Scientific and Intel Ireland.

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Frank O’Meara-Haslam (SciFest@AIT 2010), Conor Foy (Intel ISEF 2014), Minister Richard Bruton TD and Caolann Brady (Intel ISEF 2017)

The Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton TD, called on second- level students across the island of Ireland to put their skills in science, tech- nology, engineering and maths (STEM) to the test as he launched SciFest 2018 in Dublin on 31 January.

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