WIT promoting STEM at BT Young Scientist

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Over 40,000 people visited the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition earlier in January and WIT was there with one of the best and certainly the busiest stand. All areas of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths were represented and presented in an accessible and entertaining way for all ages and the event creates a very positive profile of STEM subjects with teachers, pupils and parents.

This is the 11th year WIT has been at the BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition and every year the Institute’s presence has grown, giving us the highest profile at a very high profile event. The Institute works in partnership with leading industry in the Southeast and with the Waterford local authorities under the banner “Waterford a Science Region”.  The Young Scientist stand is made possible through support from Bausch and Lomb, Teva and Waterford County Council. Coillte donated 5,000 Irish trees which were given out to visitors to promote environmental awareness and Goatsbridge Trout Farm donated live trout for the exhibit.

The WIT stand was organised by Calmast. For the main programme of Calmast’s outreach events for 2013, visit www.calmast.ie.

There is also a growing interest from schools in the Southeast, with several highly commended projects.

Waterford: 9 Projects

  • Blackwater Community School Lismore

  • CBS Tramore

  • De La Salle College Waterford

  • Meanscoil San Nioclas Ring

Wexford: 2 Projects

  • Colaiste Bride

  • Presentation Secondary

Kilkenny: 9 Projects

  • Castlecomer Community School

  • Colaiste Pobal Osrai

  • Loreto Secondary

  • Meanscoil na mBraithre Criostai

BT Young Scientist & Technology Photos

Pictures of the stand can be seen on the Calmast website.

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