Billy Fleming from Scifest gave a Think Tank Workshop with our Transition Year students today. He focused on the criteria needed for a successful Project and the procceses required to achieve this.
SciFest’s main object is: To promote Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education through the provision of a forum for students at local/regional/national level to present and display their scientific investigations.
The SciFest programme consists of a series of one-day STEM fairs for second-level students. SciFest was set up to encourage an interest in, and love of, the STEM subjects. It is designed to be as inclusive and accessible as possible. Established in 2006 SciFest is now implemented at four distinct levels.
Best Project Award winners and a number of runner-up award winners from each SciFest@College STEM fair are invited to participate in a national SciFest STEM fair. The projects are evaluated by an expert panel of judges from academia, enterprise and government. Each of the exhibitors is presented with an Excellence in STEM award in recognition of their success at the regional fairs.