Waterford Science Region stand for BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition


WIT remains the biggest third level institute exhibiting at the exhibition and entertains the 60,000 strong crowd in attendance for three full days

Students from local secondary schools aren’t the only ones representing Waterford at the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition, the Southeast will yet again have one of the largest, most interactive, entertaining and educational stands at the exhibition.

This amazing Waterford Science Region stand co-ordinated by Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT), will illustrate the wealth of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) in the Southeast and is part of the ongoing efforts to create a region of STEM.

30 volunteers of WIT staff and students, joined by industry professionals to provide hands on interactive science activities ranging from touch tanks to robotics.

The Waterford Science Region stand is always one of the busiest at the exhibition, and WIT’s STEM outreach centre Calmast (Centre for the Advancement of Learning of Maths, Science and Technology) works with students and teachers in Waterford and across the Southeast all through the year.

One of the organisers Dr Sheila Donegan, says that WIT is delighted to support the terrific BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition for the 14th year along with industry and local government partners.

“We’re working with Pharma companies Teva and Bausch and Lomb and with Waterford Council to promote the Southeast as a science region.”

 “All areas of science, engineering, maths and technology will be displayed at the stand in the hope of exciting visitors about the importance of science in our everyday lives. The stand will illustrate how many technology-related companies are operating in the Southeast region and how the institute works with them.”

Eoin Gill, director at Calmast who will be part of the Waterford Science Region team at the annual exhibition explains that demand for science, engineering and technology courses continues to increase. “You don’t have to be a young scientist to become a scientist or engineer. If you want to know how the world works, you are inquisitive, creative, and like problem solving, you’re on the way to a career in STEM.”

“Visiting the Waterford Science Regions stand at this great exhibition or taking part in one of our many events throughout the year open to primary and secondary schools is a great chance to find out the excitement and wonder of science outside of the classroom,” he adds.

BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition

Visiting the BT Young Scientist’s exhibition? Call to the Waterford Science Region stand where you can discover the wonders of science, the ingenuity of engineering and the magic of maths in a fun and interactive way.

Explore microbes and freshwater macro-invertebrates and meet Bengie and other robots. Robots built by electronics students will also feature as well as chemistry magic demonstrations. Bausch & Lomb and TEVA will be showcasing the latest developments from the Healthcare / Pharma industry.

Ireland’s most spectacular science and technology showcase will open to the public from Thursday 7th to Saturday 9th January 2016 with up to 60,000 visitors, young and old, expected over the course of the event.

The BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition is a must for anyone with a passion for science and technology. For information, log onto www.btyoungscientist.com, check out http://www.facebook.com/BTYSTE, follow on twitter at #BTYSTE or call 1800 924 362.

The exhibition will incorporate the 550 secondary school student projects that were shortlisted from over 2,000 entries for display at the event. As well as that, there is a jam-packed programme of events, including creative inventions, interactive education and mind-blowing live shows. Tickets are available at the door costing €6 for students, €12 for adults and €25 for a family pass which includes 2 adults and 2 children.

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