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Scifest Science Fair

24th January 2019

Junior Cycle Science students in Castlepollard Community College took part in SciFest yesterday in the school Hall creating a range of interesting stands promoting their various experiements.

SciFest is a national STEM fairs programme for second-level students, encouraging a love of STEM and inquiry-based learning. Fairs take place locally in schools, regionally in the Institutes of Technology, DCU or St Mary’s College Derry, culminating in a national final. More than 10,000 students participated in SciFest 2018.

Our winners (pictured opposite)will go on to compete at the regional fair in Athlone IT. The winner at Athlone IT will go on to compete at the SciFest National Final in association with Science Foundation Ireland in November.

Participants in the national final will compete for the SciFest 2019 Science Foundation Ireland Intel ISEF Award. This award consists of a trophy and an all-expenses-paid trip for the winning student(s) and their teacher to represent Ireland at the International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) 2020 in Anaheim, California.

Other major awards include: The Boston Scientific Medical Devices Grand Award and The Berlin Long Night of Science Award.

SciFest is funded primarily by Science Foundation Ireland, Boston Scientific Intel and Specsavers.

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