SciFest 2016 At IT Sligo

Post-primary school students from across the region will be showing off their scientific knowledge at the regional SciFest fair which will be taking place at IT Sligo’s Knocknarea Arena on Wednesday, May 11th, 2016.

SciFest is an all-inclusive, all-island science initiative which fosters active, collaborative and inquiry-based learning among second level students.

Wednesday, May 11th, 2016
Knocknarea Arena

View the SciFest@ITSligo brochure here

The winner of SciFest@ITSligo will be announced on this date and will go on to represent the Institute at the SciFest national final in November.

Awards presented at the national final include opportunities to represent Ireland at two international science fairs; the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) 2017 in Los Angeles, California and the International Environment and Sustainability Project Olympiad (INESPO) 2017 in the Netherlands.


Commenting on the SciFest@ITSligo final 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 science fairs across the country. This year we intend to build on that success and have another record year. SciFest gives students an excellent opportunity to develop their interest in STEM and inquiry-based approaches to learning, while developing their creative and problem-solving skills and learning to work in a team.”

You can view the SciFest@ITSligo brochure here.

For more event information, email Bill Crowe (

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