MONAGHAN STUDENTS ENCOURAGED TO PUT THEIR KNOWLEDGE OF SCIENCE TO THE TEST IN SCIFEST 2016

28 January 2016 No Comments by The Northern Standard

All the best young scientific minds in Monaghan are invited to enter SciFest 2016 and put their knowledge to the test.

As well as pushing the boundaries of science, the national final winner(s) of SciFest 2016 will represent Ireland at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) 2017 in Los Angeles, California.

Now in its ninth year as a national project, SciFest is an all-inclusive, all-island science competition where second-level students showcase science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) projects at a series of one day science fairs held locally in schools and regionally in the 14 Institutes of Technology, DCU and St. Mary’s College, Derry.

SciFest is funded primarily by Science Foundation Ireland, Intel and Boston Scientific. The winners from each regional science fair go on to compete at a national final in November 2016.

Speaking about the success of the event in the last year, Sheila Porter, SciFest CEO said: “2015 was a hugely successful year for SciFest with a record number of students taking part. In total 7,200 students exhibited their projects in local and/or regional science fairs across the country. This year we intend to build on that success and have another record year.

“Monaghan was very well represented in 2015 and we expect that even more students from the county will participate in SciFest this year. SciFest gives students an excellent opportunity to develop their interest in STEM and inquiry-based …..

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