SciFest, Ireland’s largest and most inclusive STEM fair programme for second-level students has announced its return for the 18th consecutive year, with this year’s competition theme to focus on climate action. The competition attracts 10,000 student participants annually and organisers have kicked off the 2023 competition with a call for entrants to regional fairs around the country. Since launching in 2008, more than 90,000 students have participated in the competition.
At today’s launch of the SciFest 2023 programme it was announced that EirGrid is joining SciFest as a project partner, joining long-time partners Intel and Boston Scientific. EirGrid has been a gold sponsor at the school level for the past year. As part of the extended partnership, they will sponsor a new award, the ‘Climate and Delivering Cleaner Energy Future’ award at this year’s regional fairs and at the SciFest National Final.
In SciFest, second-level students showcase STEM projects at a series of one-day science fairs held locally in schools and regionally at venues in the Technological Universities, Dundalk Institute of Technology, DCU and St. Mary’s College, Derry. The winners from each regional STEM fair will go on to compete at the National Final in November 2023. The winner(s) of the SciFest National Final 2023 will be presented with a trophy and will represent Ireland at the Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair in Los Angeles, California next year.
The closing date for students to submit their completed entry forms is 10 March Students can enter online via the SciFest website, www.scifest.ie.
SciFest is a series of one day STEM fairs, funded primarily by Intel, Boston Scientific and EirGrid. It is also supported by a number of other companies and organisations and by the Department of Education.
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