Secondary school pupils from counties Galway, Clare and several other counties will exhibit a range of exciting science projects in GMIT Galway on Thursday morning, as part of the 2014 Young Scientist SciFest competition.
SciFest is an all-island science competition where second-level students showcase their science, technology and maths projects at a series of one-day science fairs held in the 14 regional Institutes of Technology and the University of Ulster.
In GMIT Galway, over 100 students will exhibit 50 projects and posters on a range of topics in the life and physical sciences, and technology disciplines.
The winners from each science fair will go on to compete at the national final in November. The SciFest programme is primarily sponsored by Science Foundation Ireland’s Discover Science & Engineering Programme and Intel Ireland. It is also supported by a number of other companies and organisations.
GMIT SciFest is organised by the GMIT School of Science and the GMIT Schools Liaison Office. Each school project team will be interviewed by a panel of scientific and engineering experts from GMIT. A preview of what to expect at the event in GMIT is available to view on GMIT’s YouTube channel.
Dr Des Foley, head of the GMIT School of Science, says there is something to interest everybody at this year’s science fair. “
GMIT schools’ liaison officer, Dr Carina Ginty, said, “The SciFest competition is an excellent public opportunity for pupils to showcase and present their scientific investigations and get feedback from experts in the field. It encourages secondary students to take an interest in, and develop a love for science, technology, engineering and maths through active collaborative inquiry-based learning.
For further information, contact the GMIT Schools Liaison Office firstname.lastname@example.org or see: www.scifest.ie for further information.