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How to manage successful science projects

Title: Supporting Young Scientists When: Wednesday February 6th Tea/Coffee at 5.30 concluding at 7pm Where: Waterford IT . STEM HUB, FTG 25
When Feb 06, 2013
from 05:30 PM to 07:00 PM
Where WIT Calmast Centre
Contact Name
Contact Phone 051 302449
Attendees Teachers, Principals, Post Primary Schools
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We are pleased to invite post primary teachers to an important event  on preparing projects for science fairs, Scifest and the Young Scientist.

Places are limited: booking / further info - sdonegan@wit.ie or at 051 302449

 

The BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition (BTYSTE) is one of the premier educational events of the year and next January will be the 50th year. More recently Scifest – a regional young scientist competition- has been established around Ireland. Scifest emphasises participation and is less demanding as it is a half day local event. Scifest for Waterford and surrounding areas will run at WIT on 1st May.

 

Devising and developing a science project is a big undertaking for teachers and pupils and this workshop will cover areas such as generating ideas, preparing successful entries, supervising the research programme and an insight into what judges are seeking. It will discuss the benefits to the school and participants and outline the supports available to teachers from WIT. The workshop will be delivered by a teacher with wide experience with science projects and an experienced judge for the BTYSTE. There will be ample time for discussion.

The event will include a presentation by BTYSTE Judge Prof Pat Guiry, Conway Institute, UCD, and Teacher David King, Blackwater Community School.

David has an excellent track record in Science Fairs - both in the number of projects entered and awards won at BTYSTE, Scifest Waterford, National Scifest and the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair. In addition,

Prof Guiry has served for many years as a judge at BTYSTE and will discuss the criteria used in selecting projects to exhibit at BTYSTE and what criteria are used in selecting winning projects.


Judges from Waterford Scifest will give an insight into the Scifest process.

A group discussion will follow which will include input from other teachers and also some WIT lecturers who have had involvement with young science projects and can outline the possible support WIT can offer schools in the region.