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Clare young scientists to the fore

BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition have revealed that over the past five years, the participation rate of County Clare secondary schools is 78%. Considered to be Ireland’s premier STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) event for schools, it has been a happy hunting ground for Clare entrants. In fact, Clare students have returned home with a total of 41 awards, which confirms the high calibre of entries submitted across the county each year. BT unveiled the statistics as it called on students across Clare to submit an entry to the 2016 BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition. Now in its 52nd year, the exhibition is synonymous with offering young people a platform from which they can explore and discover the world they live in through the subjects of technology, social and behavioural science, biological and ecological science or chemical, physical and mathematical science. Mari Cahalane, head of the BT Young Scientist, said, “It’s encouraging to see that the majority …

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LIT hosts SciFest Fair

Mid-West post-primary school students will be showing off their scientific knowledge at the regional SciFest fair, which will be taking place at LIT on Wednesday next at the LIT Moylish campus. 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 regionally in the 14 Institutes of Technology, and St Mary’s College, Derry. Ten major awards, including the SFI Discover Best Project Award, the Intel Award and the Boston Scientific Medical Devices Award are available at each of the 15 venues. Winners from each regional science fair go on to compete at a national final, which will take place this year in the Marino Conference Centre, Dublin on November 6. Awards presented at the national final include opportunities to represent Ireland at two international science fairs; the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) 2016 in Phoenix, Arizona and the International Environment and …

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