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Stand W1: ABP Food Group

ABP Food Group is one of Europe’s leading privately owned agribusiness companies. The company operates 46 processing plants in Ireland, UK, Spain, France, Holland, Denmark, Austria and Poland and has an additional sales presence in Italy, Germany and the US. ABP Food Group employs over 10,000 people and operates across 4 divisions: Beef, Pet Food (C&D Foods), Proteins and Renewables (Olleco). As a business that works with thousands of farmers on a weekly basis, promoting and improving safety on Irish farms is a very important issue to ABP. The company has
sponsored a farm safety prize at the BTYSE since 2014 and has also been involved in a number of other on farm and educational initiatives. For further information is available at www.abpfoodgroup.com or #safefarmsnow.

Stand W2: Henkel

Henkel is a global leader of brands and technologies organised into three Business Units Home Care, Beauty Care and Adhesive Technologies. Founded in 1876, Henkel holds leading market positions both in the consumer and industrial businesses, with brands such as Persil, Schwarzkopf and Loctite. Henkel employs 51,000 people globally with sales expected to be over 19 Billion in 2017. Henkel Ireland Operations & Research Ltd, located in Tallaght, Dublin is a centre of excellence for adhesive technologies. New Innovative products are developed in the Dublin R&D centre where there are currently 120 employees, the majority of whom are science & engineering graduates. The technology centre is a primary location for Global Acrylics Technology development, with fundamental & applied research. The technology centre collaborates with academic research institutes in many areas and as a materials science company it invests in adjacency technologies such as Additive Manufacturing.

Stand W3: HEADS ITN: University College Dublin

From the young school child cycling to school, to the daring, highspeed Formula 1 motorcyclist, helmet safety resonates with all ages and all walks of life. Whether used for recreational activity or for extreme sports, it is in our interests as participants and spectators that helmet safety standards continue to evolve and improve. The scientific goal of the HEADS Innovative Training Network, a Horizon 2020 funded project that is being coordinated by UCD, is to improve the understanding of head impact injury and to design new helmet standard test methods that recognise the influence of rotational kinematics. This will lead to improved helmets and a reduction in the severity of injuries and the numbers of fatalities. Our objective will be achieved through a combination of computational simulations of real-life accidents, experimental and computational investigation of injury thresholds, and design of new helmet certification tests. The Network’s industry partners manufacture high quality helmets for equestrian sports, cyclist and Formula 1 motorcyclists and its academic partners are leaders in this field of research. Visit the HEADS stand to find out more about our research and to explore some of the techniques we are using to advance our understanding of head injury and helmet safety.

Stand W4: UCD Social Sciences

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www.ucd.ie/socialsciences UCD Social Sciences is the leader in Ireland for education and research in the social sciences. The range of internationally-recognised social sciences courses in University College Dublin is unrivalled and includes Archaeology, Economics, Education, Geography, Information and Communication Studies, Philosophy, Politics and International Relations, Psychology, Sociology, Social Policy and Social Justice. Social sciences students explore the nature of our society and the challenges we face including climate change, crime and violence, social and economic inequality, gender justice, sustainable cities and human development. Outstanding and ground-breaking research by UCD’s internationally renowned social sciences researchers have had profound impacts on the understanding of key issues in society as well as directly shaping public discussions and policy. Building on our educational offerings and in response to the needs of graduates to develop strong research skills, acquire real-world work experience and cultivate a global mindset, University College Dublin has launched a new four-year BSc Social Sciences degree, commencing September 2018. Visit the UCD Social Sciences stand and meet current social sciences students in UCD who can talk about our new and continuing social sciences degrees, explore your knowledge of the social sciences in everyday life, and try out some high-tech equipment used at UCD in behavioural experiments.

Stand W5: The Irish Centre for High-End Computing (ICHEC)

The Irish Centre for High-End Computing (ICHEC) is a national technology centre that manages Ireland’s largest supercomputer for scientific research, Fionn. Through high performance computing (HPC), we enable scientists and industry to carry out large-scale simulations and data analysis in a wide range of areas from nanotechnology, climate and weather, engineering, geology, astronomy to genetics. ICHEC also collaborates with many other HPC centres around Europe as a member of PRACE (Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe), which offers some of the most powerful supercomputers in the world for research. This year the ICHEC stand will provide a variety of exhibits related to HPC and its applications. Our booth will also host the launch of a new campaign to choose a name for Ireland’s next supercomputer to replace Fionn in 2018!

Stand W6: The Patents Office

The Patents Office is a statutory office and operates under the aegis of the Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation. The role of the Patents Office is to provide an efficient and effective system of industrial property protection. This is to be achieved through the protection of industrial property rights in the fields of patents (for inventions, function), trade marks (name, logo, slogans) and designs (appearance, shape & configuration) and the dissemination of relevant information in conjunction with each of these activities. Come along and visit us at our stand to find out more about patents, trademarks, designs or copyright. Test your knowledge by taking part in our quiz and you could be the lucky winner of one of our prizes! We look forward to meeting you! For further information on the Patents Office you can check out www.patentsoffice.ie or follow us on Facebook.

Stand W7: TEAGASC – The Agriculture and Food Development Authority

Teagasc the Agriculture and Food Development Authority is the national body providing integrated research, advisory and training services to the agriculture and food industry and rural communities. Teagasc undertakes innovative research in: Animal and Grassland Research and Innovation; Crops, Environment and Land Use; Food; and Rural Economy and Development. Teagasc is a large supporter of post-graduate research, with some 250 pursuing post-graduate programmes (Walsh Fellowship Scheme – Masters and PhD) at any one time. Teagasc colleges are strategically located and deliver a wide range of Level 5 and Level 6 courses in agriculture, horticulture, equine and forestry. The colleges also collaborate with a number of third level institutions in the delivery of Higher Level courses in agriculture and horticulture. The Teagasc Advisory Service, through a nationwide office network organised into 12 regions, provides a local service to farmers.

Stand W8: CONCOS

Coláistí Gaeilge

Tá fíor thábhacht ag baint le Coláistí Samhraidh chun feabhas a chur ar labhairt, líofacht agus saibhreas na Gaeilge do dhéagóirí a bheas ag iarraidh na marcanna is mó a bhaint amach san Ard Teistiméireacht. Tá 50% marcanna le fáil ar an Teanga Labhartha, sé sin, 40% don béaltriail agus 10% don cluastuiscint. Bígí linn i Samhradh 2017 chun spraoi, spórt agus craic a bheith agaibh agus sibh ag cur feabhas ar bhur gcuid Gaeilge.

Irish Language Colleges

Irish language Colleges have a very important role to play in improving fluency and enriching the spoken Irish Language for teenagers who want to get the highest marks possible from the Leaving Certificate. There is 50% of marks given on the spoken language, 40% for the Oral exam and 10% for the Aural exam. Join us this summer (2018) for fun, sport and craic while improving your Irish.

Stand W9: Junior Achievement Ireland (JAI)

Junior Achievement Ireland (JAI) encourages young people to remain in education and helps them develop the skills they need to succeed in a changing world. Junior Achievement is part of a worldwide organisation reaching 10 million young people each year. Established in Ireland in 1996 JAI has built up a strong demand from schools throughout the country and created successful partnerships with over 150 leading organisations. During the 2016/17 school year 60,000 students are participating in entrepreneurship and STEM skills programmes taught by 3,000 volunteers from the world of work. Volunteers act as role models – the messenger is as important as the message. They are recruited, trained and supported by the JAI team, teaching their programme in the classroom once a week for five weeks. 16 structured programmes are taught to 6-18 year olds (primary and secondary students) with an age appropriate programme for every class in primary and a menu available for secondary schools.

Stand W10: Cumann na bhFiann

1. Coláiste na bhFiann

Coláiste na bhFiann has nearly 50 years’ experience running Irish language Summer Courses in both Gaeltacht areas and residential colleges. The main purpose of the organisation is to teach young people to speak Irish in a welcoming environment that encourages a positive attitude towards the language. Building on the basics of Irish learned within the traditional schools’ structure, Coláiste na bhFiann has developed a formula that has successfully helped generations of young people to enjoy using and improving their Irish language skills.

2. Cumann na bhFiann

Cumann na bhFiann is the aftercare service run by Coláiste na bhFiann. Cumann na bhFiann organises weekly Irish language youth clubs giving young people the opportunity to use and improve their spoken Irish. By attending Cumann na bhFiann regularly, fluency in Irish is maintained and improved, thus normalising the use of Irish in everyday life. It is vital that young people are given the opportunity to recognise the advantages in speaking Irish. There are currently 60 clubs across the country which run on a weekly basis.

Stand W11: Science & Technology in Action

Have you ever wondered how the science taught at school really links to what is practised in our leading organisations? Would you like to learn more about how the curriculum relates to real applications of science and technology in the workplace? Science & Technology in Action (STA) is an innovative teaching and learning resource which brings industry and education together. For use by second level teachers and students, all the resource materials across the editions are available on www.sta.ie and the latest 12th edition of the hard copy packs has been delivered to each school free of charge (during November). Each lesson in the pack relates to the activities of the participating organisations whilst also linking to the curriculum. In this way, the lessons help to enhance the relevance of science and technology to our everyday life. This grounding in reality is designed to raise awareness and engage students in the real world of science and technology.

Stand W12: CWIT

About Connecting Women in Technology (CWIT)

CWIT was founded by Dell EMC, Microsoft and Accenture in 2011 to bring together technology companies with the vision of “connecting and supporting the development of women in the technology industry, now and for the future”. Since then, CWIT has grown to 18 member companies, including BT, Dropbox, Eir, Ericsson, Facebook, Google, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, HPI, IBM, Intel, Linkedin, Twitter, Virgin Media and Vodafone. CWIT’s objective is to attract, retain, inspire and empower women in the technology industry. Representatives from member companies collaborate on a voluntary basis to provide programmes that deliver against these objectives.

Stand W13: National College of Ireland

National College of Ireland is at the heart of Dublin’s International Financial Services Centre, with its very own Luas Stop: Mayor Square – NCI. The campus never sleeps, as NCI provides both full-time and part-time courses, from certificate level through to Masters, specialising in computing, business, accountancy, finance, human resources, learning and teaching and psychology. The smaller class sizes and focus on support and well-being means that students have a more direct relationship with lecturers. First Year students are guaranteed on-campus accommodation, and Clubs and Societies make it easy for people to make friends. For 70 years, NCI has been a leading provider of graduates with the skills and knowledge to meet the emerging needs of the Irish economy. The college has forged strong links with employers and has achieved the highest graduate employment rate in Ireland at 98%. Visit the National College of Ireland stand to learn how core STEM skills are essential to many career paths – meet with lecturers in psychology, data analytics, computing, accounting and business. NCI can help you build on your BTYSTE skills to complete an academic qualification or, perhaps, encourage you to commercialise your idea while studying marketing or business. There are spot prizes for those who share #BTYSTE #MyNCI posts on Twitter or Instagram tagging @NCIRL – just show your post to anyone at our stand. www.nicrl.ie

Stand W14: Institute of Physics In Ireland

There will be hands on action at the Institute of Physics stand as we put the fun into fundamental physics. Try your hand at light colours, shadows and much more more. Along with exhibits and demos you won’t leave empty handed as you can pick up plenty of posters, details on hundreds of physics career options and a guide to all the third level physics courses in Ireland.

Stand W15: DCU

The DCU Faculty of Science and Health is an internationally recognised centre of excellence in scientific innovation and health transformation. We are committed to delivering an education that will equip students with a skills set appropriate to a successful and rewarding career that is of global significance and has direct social, environmental and economic benefit. DCU Faculty of Science and Health. E: science@dcu.ie W: http://www.dcu.ie

Stand W16: NUI Galway

The students and staff of the College of Science at NUI Galway maintain vigorous research activity across the full range of Science disciplines including Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, and the Biological, Biomedical, Environmental and Marine Sciences. At our stand you can experience the thrill of scientific research by participating in STEM activities presented by three of our educational outreach programmes. Cell EXPLORERS, an initiative run by the School of Natural Sciences, promotes biological and biomedical sciences; Kitchen Chemistry proposes hands-on activities inspired by our Chemistry researchers; the Neuroscience outreach team showcases their recent advances in brain research. Visit our stand to participate in these activities, as well as studying Science at NUI Galway, whether your interests are in biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics, health science, earth or marine science, environmental science or any combination of these.

Stand W17: University College Cork

Visit UCC Walk Like A Dinosaur Exhibit: a fantastic joint effort between our world-renowned scientists working in the fields of palaeontology and engineering. Check out our interactive exhibit and figure out what kind of dinosaur you walk like. See if you can top our leader board! Learn about the science behind fossil footprints. Discover how animation comes alive from our computer scientists and be fascinated by our real life dinosaur fossils!

Stand W18: University of Limerick

UL’s (www.ul.ie) stand provides you the opportunity to experience interactive activities in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Engineering, Electronics, Equine Science, Architecture, Design, Mathematics, Computer Science, Gaming and much more. The Faculty of Science and Engineering (www.scieng.ul.ie) offers extensive teaching and research programmes in a wide range of industry relevant scientific and engineering disciplines. All UG programmes include periods of co-operative, industrial or teaching experiences. Its world-leading research translates into practice and the academic programmes offer unique & sustainable careers; whether it is studying artificial intelligence, the pursuit of renewable energy technologies or the development of innovative company solutions find out more about the opportunities available at our stand

Stand W19: Coláiste na Rinne, Gaeltacht na nDéise, Co. Phort Láirge

Tá Coláiste na Rinne suite i nGaeltacht na nDéise i gCo. Phort Láirge. Bunaíodh Coláiste na Rinne i 1905 agus tá cúrsaí éagsúla idir lámha ann le breis is céad bliain anois. Bíonn Scoil na Leanaí ar siúl ó Mheán Fómhair go deireadh Bealtaine, bíonn Cúrsaí Samhraidh ann i mí an Mheithimh, i mí Iúil agus i mí Lúnasa. Thosaigh cúrsa nua don Idirbhliain i mbliana. Eagraítear cúrsaí do mhic léinn, lucht ollscoile agus daoine fásta freisin i gcaitheamh na bliana. Tugann Gaelscoileanna, Gaelcholáistí agus scoileanna eile turais – 3 lá nó 5 lá – ar Ghaeltacht na nDéise freisin. Tá gach eolas maidir le Coláiste na Rinne ar fáil ag www.anrinn.com. Coláiste na Rinne has been promoting the Irish Language, the cultural and heritage of Gaeltacht na nDéise, for over 100 years. It provides many different courses in Irish and through the medium of Irish to a wide variety of students each year. See the College website for all information www.anrinn.com

Stand W20: Colaiste Uisce

Colaiste UISCE is a unique activity based Irish Language College and Adventure Centre situated in the heart of Gaeltacht Iorras, where the teaching adventure and water sports.Learning Irish is Fun is our motto at Colaiste UISCE. We now have over 24 years experience in providing safe, educational and enjoyable Irish and Adventure courses. The teaching of Irish through the thrilling medium of adventure sports helps students develop a positive attitude towards learning Irish. We believe that creating a positive environment to learn the language is the most important step towards learning the language. Students from Colaiste UISCE not only return from the Gaeltacht speaking Irish with increased ease but they will also have a greater understanding of the language as a result of our practical approach to teaching the language.of Irish is intertwined with the enjoyable experience of modern exhilarating.

Stand W21: Cisco

Cisco is the worldwide leader in IT and networking, We help companies of all sizes transform how people connect, communicate, and collaborate. Our strategy is to solve customers’ most important business challenges. We deliver intelligent networks and technology architectures built on integrated products, services, and software platforms. Cisco has developed as a global leader, in large part, through the genius and innovation of its dedicated and skilled global workforce. In a world built on increasingly complex technologies, success is driven not only by what you know but by what you can do with that knowledge. To continue to innovate now and for our future, it is more important than ever for the next generation to be equipped with the knowledge and skills to gather and evaluate evidence, make sense of information, and solve tough problems. These are the types of skills that students learn by studying science, technology, engineering, and math—subjects collectively known as STEM. As a company employing over 73 thousand people worldwide, with 300 in Ireland across Sales, Engineering, Research and Development, Finance and Legal operations. Cisco operates on core values of customer focus and corporate social responsibility. We express these values through global involvement in educational, community, and philanthropic efforts. Cisco has been recognized around the world as a leader in employee experience. We make a meaningful difference for our people, our customers and the world around us. Further information is available at www.cisco.com

Stand W22: Marie Keating Foundation

Following the death of their mother, Marie, in 1998, the Keating family promised that they would do everything they could to bring an end to cancer. They committed to provide families with the necessary information to prevent cancer or detect it at its earliest stages. Through its community information service, the Foundation’s dedicated nurses have spoken to over 235,000 people about the causes and risk factors of cancer. The Foundation also raises awareness of the most common cancers affecting both men and women in Ireland through national campaigns. Through its Comfort Fund, the Marie Keating Foundation provides financial assistance to people who are receiving treatment for any kind of cancer and who find themselves in financial difficulty as a result. In 2017 to date over 486families received assistance from the Comfort Fund. The Foundation also supports cancer survivors through its free Survive & Thrive programmes which are held for men and women nationwide.

Stand W23: The Irish Science Teachers Association

The Irish Science Teachers’ Association (ISTA) is the largest subject association in the country. It was founded in 1961 and has over 1400 members from all sectors of education. The ISTA functions as a body dedicated to the professional development of its members and the advancement of science teaching. The ISTA maintains links with other bodies involved in science education in Ireland and associations for science education in other countries. ISTA representatives on each of the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NCCA) subject course committees are involved in the development of new curricula. Members may join the association online via its website at www.ista.ie. The website provides members with details of local branch meetings and national events as well as allowing communication between members via the forum facility. All members receive three issues of the ISTA journal Science during the year. BioPharmaChemical Ireland sponsors the ISTA annual science quiz for senior science students, which is held during science week. Further details of ISTA activities may be obtained from the ISTA desk or at www.ista.ie.

Stand W24: BioPharmaChem Ireland

BioPharmaChem Ireland, and the Irish Medtech Association are the two Ibec associations that represent the biopharmachem and medical device sectors respectively. We are delighted to be joined on the stand by Eli Lilly, Amgen, BMS, Janssen and the Royal Society of Chemistry representing Biopharmachem along with Stryker and Medtronic representing Medtech. We will be show casing how science and technology play an integral role in our daily lives. Visitors to the stand will be delighted by a range of interactive demonstrations including live chemistry experiments, demonstrations of innovative medical technology instruments and a few surprises! This is a great opportunity to find out about the range of careers in both the biopharma and medtech sectors. The biopharmaceutical, chemical and medtech sectors are vital for Ireland’s economy. These growth sectors generate around 60% of the total country exports, employing over 58,000 people and representing significant and exciting career opportunities for future graduates.

Stand W25: Analog Devices

At Analog Devices, we create unmatched technologies and solutions to solve our customers’ problems in instrumentation, automation, communications, healthcare, automotive and numerous other industries. Our solutions play a key role in translating real-world phenomena like motion, sound, light and electromagnetic forces into electronic signals and back again. Innovation has always been a hallmark of Analog Devices, since our inception in 1965. Headquartered in Boston, USA, Analog Devices’ has over 40 years presence in Ireland, our European base; with development centers in Limerick and Cork employing over 1200 people addressing our customers’ toughest problems and enabling important new discoveries. Discoveries that help solve some of the most complex and impactful challenges of our time: from the detection of gravitational ripples in the fabric of space-time to helping farmers optimize how tomatoes grow (and taste). Innovations that stem from engineers with the passion and vision to stay ahead of what’s possible. Analog Devices is proud to support the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition and view our support as added encouragement to students in 2nd level education to consider areas in Science and Technology when considering choices for 3rd level education. Irish Engineers working with Analog Devices hold the largest number of US patents in Ireland because we just love to invent and innovate! Our engineering team would like to welcome you to our stand in the Technology Hall where they will open your mind to some fun, interesting and downright weird applications of science and technology in everyday life. Come and test your skills and scientific understanding with some of the demos we have on display this year. Can you escape from the Laser Vault and avoid breaking the laser beams? What’s new in our technology corner? Create your own worlds with an interactive topographical map. Don’t fall down the well! Test your brain-power with our interactive Mind Boggle Quiz but most of all visit our stand to stimulate your interest in the amazing world of Science and Technology.

Stand W26: Science at Trinity

We live in a scientific world, where science and technology have a growing impact in all aspects of our lives. A scientific education is your passport to that world. Our science courses span four broad domains:We live in a scientific world, where science and technology have a growing impact in all aspects of our lives. A scientific education is your passport to that world. Our science courses span four broad domains:- TR060 Biological and Biomedical Sciences – TR061 Chemical Sciences – TR062 Geography and Geoscience – TR063 Physical Sciences Each has a customised curriculum for the first two years, leading to diverse degree subject options in third and fourth year, from Astrophysics to Zoology, and now including previous direct entry courses Human Genetics, Medicinal Chemistry and Nanoscience. Students can also take elective modules, for example in philosophy and ethics or science education and communication, as well as developing core skills in data handling and computation.Students will learn from scientists at the very forefront of their fields, and will carry out a capstone research project in the lab of one of our faculty members. The result is a rigorous and internationally recognised training in your chosen field, along with demonstrated transferable skills and attributes sought after in all careers. Future-proof yourself! See more at: www.tcd.ie/Science.

Stand W27: HEAnet

HEAnet is Ireland’s National Education and Research Network, providing students and staff across all levels of education and research with high-speed resilient Internet connectivity. Our ICT services underpin education activity in Ireland, encompassing primary and post-primary schools, Universities, Institutes of Technology, other higher education institutions (HEIs) and research organisations – equating to 1.1 million people relying on the network each day for their learning and research needs. It is HEAnet that connects these Irish learners and researchers to the Internet, on-line education resources, and to fellow national education and research networks in Europe and the rest of the world. For more details please visit our website: http://www.heanet.ie and follow us Twitter @HEAnet

Stand W28: SightSavers

Sightsavers is an international organisation working with partners in more than 30 countries to prevent and cure avoidable blindness and to support people with disabilities to live independently. 75% of blindness in the world is avoidable or curable and 89% of people who are blind live in developing countries. Every year we prevent blindness and restore sight for millions of people. In developing countries, educational and occupational support for those who lose their sight is difficult to access. People with disabilities deserve the same opportunities as everyone else. Sightsavers supports people who are visually impaired or have other disabilities to live independently, get an education and earn an income. We work with national governments, strengthening systems that tackle the problems at the root: the sorts of things most of us take for granted, like access to clean water, sanitation facilities and education. Sightsavers changes lives for the better, for the long term.

Stand W29: Nokia Bell Labs

Nokia Bell Labs, Nokia’s research and innovation arm, creates the disruptive technologies that are shaping the way the world communicates and connects. With expertise in analytics, cloud, fixed, optics and wireless and by collaborating openly with the global innovation community, Nokia Bell Labs is seeking the technology solutions that will transform the connected world, enhancing the speed, capacity, efficiency and reliability of data, and the increasing automation and digitization of our lives and entire industries. For 90 years, scientific breakthroughs at Nokia Bell Labs have fundamentally transformed the Information Communications Technology (ICT) industry and its effect on humankind which have led to many distinguished awards including 8 Nobel Prizes.

Stand W30: European Union

There’s so much to see and do at the European Union stand this year! Dr How Science Wows Needs You – Fun, interactive science with Dr. How’s Science Wows; check out a wide range of science experiments from making mini fire extinguishers to inflating balloons and making your own slime. Hands-on, educational and imaginative science! Want to learn about growing food in space? We invite you to discover the ground-breaking EDEN ISS project, which is developing food production for on-board the International Space Station (ISS) and for future human space exploration vehicles and planetary outposts. The stand includes a scaled down replica of the mission test lab. Free resources about the European Union will be available for all visitors. Information Officers will be available to answer any queries you may have about the EU. Contact us: The European Commission Representation in Ireland
Tel: 01 6341 111 Website: www.eurireland.ie
Facebook: @EUIreland Twitter: @eurireland

Stand W31: CoderDojo

CoderDojo is an open source volunteer led movement of free coding clubs for young people aged 7-17. CoderDojo clubs (Dojos) run all over the world giving young people the opportunity to learn how to develop computer code, websites, apps, programs, games, digital media and to explore technology. In addition to technology skills, young people enjoy the opportunity of being involved in a highly social community and experience a fun, collaborative and energetic learning environment. Learn more at coderdojo.com

Stand W32: Abbott

At Abbott, we’re committed to helping people live their best possible life through the power of health. For more than 125 years, we’ve brought new products and technologies to the world — in nutrition, diagnostics, medical devices and branded generic pharmaceuticals — that create more possibilities for more people at all stages of life. Today, 94,000 of us are working to help people live not just longer, but better, in the more than 150 countries we serve. Abbott serves the Irish market with a diverse range of health care products including diagnostics, medical devices and nutritionals products. In Ireland, Abbott employs more than 3,000 people across nine sites. We have six manufacturing facilities located in Clonmel, Cootehill, Donegal, Longford and Sligo and a third-party manufacturing management operation in Sligo. Abbott has commercial and support operations and shared services in Dublin. We have been operating in Ireland since 1946.

Stand W33: TheMathsTutor.ie

Ireland’s Leading Online Support System for JC & LC Maths! Want to improve your maths? Need some help with exam preparation? We’re here to help! We specialise in secondary level maths support, and we’ll help you to get on top of it, one topic at a time. We provide you with Video Lessons, Online Support and Exam Preparation, all specially designed for Irish secondary school students. Now you can learn and get support from home or on the move, any time of the day, on your laptop, tablet or smartphone. We’re there for you, 7 days a week, with Irish teachers supporting you every evening and at weekends. Get a free trial with no obligation, and you can choose to upgrade to Full Membership at any time. We’ve had rave reviews from students, parents and teachers – now try it out for yourself! SPECIAL OFFER! We’re running a very special offer during the BT Young Scientist Exhibition, so make sure to call to our stand and say hello. Looking forward to seeing you there!

Stand W34: BetterExaminations

The 2nd Annual National Teacher Awards by BetterExaminations will take place on March 23rd, 2018. The Awards shine a light and recognise the outstanding contribution that teachers make as role models in the school environment. We are looking for students, teachers and parents to nominate the teachers that they feel contribute to school life inside and outside of the classroom. The Awards are presented In partnership with The National Association of Principals and Deputy Principals.

Stand W35: The Irish Architecture Foundation

The Irish Architecture Foundation is a vibrant and passionate not-for-profit organisation founded in 2005 that excites people about the cultural value of architecture. We truly believe that architecture transforms lives. It influences our everyday experience, from the interiors of our houses to our landscape, our cities and our towns. We believe that the impact of our awareness and education initiatives will create a better-built environment, and we do everything within our power to make that happen. We are supported by the Arts Council, the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht (DCHG), the Office of Public Works and Dublin City Council. with additional project funding from the Department of Education and Skills. Our partnership with the BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition is made possible by the DCHG under the Government Policy on Architecture 2009-15.

Stand W36: Deer Park

Deer Park is Irelands leading School Jumper manufacturer. For over 34 years they have being manufacturing the highest quality school knitwear. Apart from creating employment in Ireland, they ensure first-hand that only quality raw materials and standards of production are used. This gives you the longest lasting School Jumper on the Irish market. There is no comparison when it comes to generic imported jumpers. In fact unlike most of their competitors, Deer Park actually knit their jumpers in Ireland. This creates over 50 Irish Jobs in their local community in Kildare. Deer Park invites you to call to their stand and see first-hand the product collection they offer. They will explain the major differences between a true Irish quality brand and other imported jumpers. Also check out their range of Irish Made School Scarves not to mention that large range of School Jackets & Fleeces. Plus they have competitions & giveaways all week.

Facebook www.facebook.com/DeerParkSchoolwear or www.deerpark.ie

Stand W37: The Department of Agriculture Food and The Marine

The mission of the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine is to lead the development of a competitive, sustainable and consumer-focused agri-food sector and a vibrant rural economy and society. Science plays a vital role in underpinning policy making within DAFM and we are delighted to sponsor an award to encourage and recognise the contribution of young scientists.

Stand W38: Coláiste Íde

Coláiste Íde an t-aon Mheán Scoil Chónaithe lán-Ghaelach 7 lá in Éirinn. Lonnaithe i gCiarraí, in eastáit stairiúil le hais Bhá an Daingin, cuireann Coláiste Íde sár chaighdeán iar-bhunoideachais ar fáil dos na daltaí a fhreastalaíonn air. Tá fócas láidir ag an gColáiste ar fhorbairt phearsanta na ndaltaí agus cinntítear go sroicheann gach dalta buaic a gcumas i dtimpeallacht a spreagann féinmhuinín, neamhspleáchas agus féinmheas. Tugann daltaí Choláiste Íde aghaidh ar an saol mar dhaoine neamhspleách, muiníneach, sár oilte agus ullamh lena n-áit a ghlacadh sa sochaí. Reáchtálfar lá oscailte ar an Satharn 10ú Marta 2018 óna 12i.n.-16.00i.n do iontrálacha 2018 & 2019 agus na blianta amach romhainn. Tá breis eolais ó 0669151211 agus www.colaisteide.com

Coláiste Íde is an all-Irish 7 day boarding school for girls situated in the Dingle Peninsula in County Kerry. The college is renowned for its high standard of post-Primary education. Dedicated teachers and staff along with daily supervised study ensure consistently high academic results. Coláiste Íde has a strong focus on personal development and each student reaches her potential in an environment that fosters self-confidence, independence and self-esteem. Students leave Coláiste Íde confident, capable, well-educated and well prepared to enter third level education and take their place in society. The college will hold an open day on Saturday the 10th of March 2018 from 12 noon -16.00 to facilitate academic years 2018 & 2019 and future years. Further information on 0669151211 or www.colaisteide.com

Stand W39: StudyClix

Studyclix is Irelands largest study website and is used by over 150,000 students and more than 90% of teachers. Studyclix breaks all the junior and leaving cert subjects into topics and for each topic gives you past exam questions, marking schemes and videos and sample answers. Come visit us at the Studyclix stand to get discount vouchers and loads of other free stuff. Teachers should also come see us to find out how you can get set up for free and get Studyclix for your class.

Stand W40: Cook Medical

Since 1963 Cook Medical has worked closely with physicians to develop technologies that eliminate the need for open surgery. Today we are combining medical devices, biologic materials, and cellular therapies to help the world’s healthcare systems deliver better outcomes more efficiently. We have always remained family owned so that we have the freedom to focus on what we care about: patients, our employees, and our communities. Find out more at http://www.cookmedical.eu and for the latest news follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn.

Stand W41: Health Products Regulatory Authority (HPRA)

We are the Health Products Regulatory Authority(HPRA) and our role is to protect and enhance public and animal health by regulating medicines, medical devices and other health products. We are a state agency that puts the health of people and animals at the core of everything we do. We use our scientific and clinical expertise to review and monitor health products available in Ireland or exported abroad. Our aim is to make sure that the health products we regulate are as safe as possible and do what they are intended to do. Our broad remit includes the regulation of: Human medicines; Veterinary medicines; Clinical trials; Medical devices; Controlled drugs; Blood and blood components; Tissues and cells; Organs intended for transplantation; The protection of animals used for scientific purposes; and Cosmetic products.

Stand W42: The Central Statistics Office (CSO)

The Central Statistics Office (CSO) is responsible for the collection and dissemination of official statistics in Ireland. We measure all of the country’s activities from Births, Deaths and Marriages, to where and how people live and travel, how our Government collects and spends money and the activities of our businesses and the wider economy. We publish our figures (data) on our website, www.cso.ie, to help people make sense of what’s happening in our country. The CSO has a number of projects to encourage young people to use our products – our John Hooper poster competition, the Apps4gaps app design competition and our annual school survey – CensusAtSchool. The CSO has partnered with the BTYSTE to sponsor an award for the best use of official statistics in a project presented at the competition. Visit the CSO stand and talk to us about the many innovative services that the CSO has to offer!

Stand W43: RTÉ

Explore RTÉ at the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition 2018! Join us for an exciting line-up of activity across television, radio and digital services. There promises to be lots of lights, cameras and action as RTÉ broadcasts programmes from the stand, including live RTÉ Weather bulletins! ​RTÉ 2FM, RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta and RTÉ Pulse will also be getting in on the action, broadcasting live from the radio studio. Visitors can try their hand at presenting the weather forecast and you might even get the chance to interview your favourite presenter! Be sure to come along and enjoy lots of music and entertainment. Check-in at the RTÉ stand and keep up-to-date with RTÉ on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

Stand W44: BT

We use the power of communications to make a better world. We’re passionate about technology. Come find us and hear all about the innovative history of BT, from where we started in 1896, right up to our merger with EE! We’ll show you where the internet comes from; from the network to your home, and what the future holds. Our ‘Connected Home’ section shows the amazingly clever ways that internet can be used, where we will showcase Virtual Reality, using BT Sport and global meetings in our demos.

We’re running a ‘Twitter Selfie’ competition, so tweet us with your selfie at the BT stand to be in with a chance to win a Surprise Prize (don’t forget #BTYSTE!) – the most creative wins!

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