Stand W1: ABP Food Group

ABP is one of Europe’s leading privately owned agribusiness companies operating across 4 divisions: Beef, Pet Food (C&D Foods), Proteins and Renewables (Olleco). It has processing facilities in Ireland, UK, Spain, France, Holland, Denmark, Austria and Poland and employs over 10,000 colleagues. ABP has sponsored a farm safety prize at the BTYSTE since 2014 and has also been involved in a number of other on-farm and educational farm safety initiatives. Further information is available at https://www.abpsustainabilitystory.com

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 53,000 people globally with annual sales of more than 20 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: Maxim Integrated

At Maxim Integrated, we’re solving engineering problems and empowering design innovation, enabling our customers to create products that shape our world. Our innovative, award-winning analog and mixed-signal technologies are found in cars, data centers, mobile and wearable devices, among many other areas. They make systems smaller, smarter, more secure and energy efficient. Since our founding in 1983, we’ve built a rich history and culture of innovation that rewards bold thinking, teamwork, personal growth and community involvement. With offices and manufacturing sites worldwide, we are a $2.48 billion semiconductor company headquartered in San Jose, California with over 7,000 employees.

Stand W4: University College Dublin

UCD leads the way with the broadest and most diverse Social Sciences programmes in Ireland offering innovative social sciences education and research to address the critical social, political, cultural and economic concerns of our time. The range of internationally-recognised social sciences courses in University College Dublin is unrivalled.

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, human development, economic growth and big data. 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 launched a new four-year BSc Social Sciences degree in 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.

www.ucd.ie/socialsciences

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: Irish 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 daily prizes! We look forward to meeting you! For further information on intellectual property 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 education 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 235 pursuing PhDs on its Walsh Fellowship Scheme at any one time. These are funded by Teagasc’s own resources and various national & international research funders, mainly DAFM.

Teagasc colleges 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 regional office network, provides a local service to farmers.

Stand W8: CONCOS

Coláistí Gaeilge

Is é CONCOS an scáth-eagraíocht do formhór Choláistí Samhraidh na tíre.
Tá na Coláistí Samhraidh lonnaithe i ngach Gaeltacht, chomh maith le roinnt Coláistí sa ghaeltacht.

Tá fíor-thábhacht ag baint le Coláistí Samhraidh chun feabhas a chur lar 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 cluas tuiscint.

Bígí linn i Samhraidh 2019 chun spraoi, spórt agus craic a bheith agaibh agus sibh ag cur feabhas ar bhur chuid Gaeilge!

Irish Language Colleges

Concos is the umbrella organisation for most of the country’s Irish Language Colleges.
Irish Language Colleges are located in all Gaeltacht regions as well as some in non-Gaeltacht regions.

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 (2019) for fun, sport and craic while improving your Irish!

Stand W9: Junior Achievement Ireland (JAI)

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

Coláiste na bhFiann is a non-profit organisation comprising of the following three elements:

1. Coláiste na bhFiann

Coláiste na bhFiann has over 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.

3. Ionad Óige na hÉireann (Droim Rí)

Ionad Óige na hÉireann is the only all Irish language youth centre in Ireland. The objective of the centre is to create an space for young people to integrate Irish into their lives in a natural way outside the school system. This is achieved through providing a wide range of activities to a high standard in the centre, thus promoting confidence in speaking the language through everyday activities of the young person’s choice. Activities include Music, Art, Dance, Drama and Sport.

Stand W11: 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 when 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 section shows the amazingly clever ways that internet can be used, where we will showcase Virtual Reality, using BT Sport, IoT, Healthcare and Security demos. Come see how Ulster University is working with the BT Ireland Innovation Centre in areas such as Pervasive Computing and to take part in our competitions, with a chance to win an Amazon Echo Dot.

Stand W12: European Commission Representation in Ireland

There’s so much to see and do at the European Union stand this year!

Dr How’s Science Wows Needs You – Fun, interactive science with Dr. How’s Science Wows – check out a wide range of science experiments from making slime, erupting volcanoes, mini explosions, smoke rings and lots more. Hands-on, educational and imaginative science!

What do you know about Europe? Can you find the rivers, mountains, and cities of Europe? “Discovering Europe” is an interactive game to test your knowledge about the EU. Find out about our competition to win a trip to the European Parliament – and learn about the European Parliament Elections on 24 May 2019 Questions and queries about Europe? Views and ideas on what the European Union should be doing and where it should be headed? Come and speak to us at our stand.

Free resources about the European Union will be available for visitors.
So why not join us at the European Union Stand for lots of fun, you won’t regret it.

Contact us: The European Commission Representation in Ireland Tel: 01 6341 111
Website: www.euireland.ie https://www.thistimeimvoting.eu
Facebook: @EUIreland @EPinIreland Twitter: @eurireland @epinIreland
Instagram account – @euireland

Stand W13: 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 inventing 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 9 Nobel Prizes.

Stand W14: Central Statistics Office

The Central Statistics Office (CSO) is Ireland’s national statistical office whose purpose is to collect, analyse and make available impartial statistics about Ireland’s people, society and economy. At national level, CSO official statistics inform decision making across a range of areas including education, health, welfare, transport & infrastructure, the environment and the economy. At European level they provide an accurate picture of Ireland’s economic and social performance and enable comparisons between Ireland and other countries. The CSO publishes all official statistics on www.cso.ie free of charge. Most of our data is available in an open data format to allow for the widest possible use.

Stand W15: 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 W16: Janssen Pharmaceutical Sciences UC

Janssen Pharmaceutical Sciences Unlimited Company has been manufacturing bulk active pharmaceutical ingredients in Cork since 1981. Products are sold throughout the world to other Janssen and third party companies, where they are further processed into tablets, creams, or injectable dosage forms. These finished products are used in treatment of a range of disorders.

Janssen Sciences Ireland UC

Janssen Sciences Ireland UC established its operation in Ringaskiddy in 2005 on a 100 acre site with an investment of €500 million. For more than 25 years we have been a global leader in the field of biomedicines, in particular pioneering monoclonal antibody technology, a cutting-edge approach to producing medicines that launched a new generation of products to treat immune related diseases. The facility in Ringaskiddy is producing biomedicines for both the treatment of immune related diseases and new and innovative cancer treatments. In 2017, Janssen Sciences Ireland UC announced that is to invest more than €300 million in the expansion of its manufacturing plant that will create more than 200 new jobs.

Stand W17: Alexion

Alexion, founded in 1992 by Steven Squinto and Leonard Bell, is a global biopharmaceutical company focused on serving patients and families affected by rare diseases through the discovery, development and commercialization of life-changing therapies. Alexion employs 2,500 people and serves patients in 50 countries worldwide. The company has pioneered the complex field of complement biology and delivered solutions for patients with devastating complement-mediated and metabolic disorders. As well as their expertise in complement biology and metabolic disorders, they have also made progress in the treatment of diseases within the fields of haematology, nephrology and neurology.

Stand W18: National Teacher Awards

The National Teacher Awards is in its third year and celebrates secondary school teachers who make outstanding contributions as role models in the school environment. Teachers who inspire to change lives and deserve to be recognised. 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 W19: Eli Lilly

Lilly is a global healthcare leader that unites caring with discovery to create medicines that make life better for people around the world. Lilly has been in Ireland since 1978 and employs around 1,300 people. The manufacturing campus in Kinsale employs over 700 people, and uses complex chemical synthesis & biotechnology manufacturing processes to make active ingredients for medicines across therapeutic areas such as oncology, immunology and diabetes. The mission of the Kinsale facility is to support the commercialisation, manufacture and supply of many of the newest medicines in Lilly’s portfolio.

Established in 2010, the Global Business Solutions centre in Little Island employs over 600 people and is a centre of excellence in functions such as finance, medical information and clinical trial capabilities. Lilly also employs a sales & marketing team in Ireland, focused on diabetes, immunology and oncology therapeutic areas.

Stand W20: Alcon

Cork, Ireland is home to Alcon’s European manufacturing center for intraocular lenses.

The Cork facility was established in 1991 and acquired by Alcon in 2000 with the acquisition of Summit Autonomous Inc. In 2006, the Cork plant began manufacturing Alcon’s intraocular lenses (IOLs), which replace the eye’s natural lens in cataract surgery.

A cataract occurs when the eye’s lens becomes cloudy over time, impairing vision. Cataracts are the leading cause of treatable blindness worldwide. Cataract surgery is the most frequently performed surgery in the world and Alcon’s IOLs are the most frequently implanted lenses worldwide. Alcon’s Cork facility employs over 450 associates. Alcon employs professionals with the skills and passion to meet the expectations of our customers, as well as the regulatory bodies. At Alcon quality and precision are critical.

Patients are at the center of everything we do and at the heart of our commitment to quality. The Alcon facility in Cork is certified to ISO 13485, is MDD compliant and is an FDA approved manufacturing site.

Stand W21: Regeneron

Regeneron is a leading biotechnology company that invents life-transforming medicines for people with serious diseases. The company was founded in 1988 and is headquartered in Tarrytown, New York.

Regeneron’s state-of-the-art Industrial Operations and Product Supply (IOPS) facility in Limerick is the largest scale bulk biologics production facility in Ireland. The facility became operational in 2015. IOPS is responsible for the production, packaging, labelling and delivery of Regeneron medicines. IOPS manufactures a broad range of biopharmaceuticals for patients worldwide, including therapeutic proteins approved for marketing by regional or national regulatory agencies and those involved in clinical studies.

In addition to the production facility in Limerick, the company has a Dublin office, currently employing more than 30 people and serving as the company’s European Business Administration headquarters.

Stand W22: Portwest

Portwest is a global manufacturer and distributor of workwear, safety wear and PPE. Established in 1904, Portwest is the fastest growing workwear company in the world with a global distribution network and customer service staff in over 130 countries.

Employing over 3000 people worldwide, Portwest has a team of world class designers who specialise in flame-resistant and high-visibility, workwear, hand and foot protection, Personal Protective Equipment and wearable technology. Market leaders in safety, Portwest’s award winning team is constantly researching the latest trends and innovations which influence new collections and products.

Stand W23: Trinity College Dublin

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 from Neuroscience to Nanoscience. To ensure a broad learning experience, students can take elective modules in languages and the arts and humanities, and also have the opportunity to study modules in Science Education and Communication and the History, Philosophy and Ethics of Science.

Students will learn from scientists at the very forefront of their fields, and in their final year will carry out an individual capstone research project in the laboratory 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 graduate attributes sought after in all careers.

Future-proof yourself at Trinity! See more at: www.tcd.ie/Science.

Stand W24: Science and Technology in Action

Would you be more inspired to learn if the curriculum related to the real world of work?

Science & Technology in Action (STA) is where industry and education meet. It is an innovative teaching and learning resource which links the real world of work in our organisations to the STEM curricula. For use by second level teachers and students, all the resource materials across the fourteen editions (over 170 lessons) are available on www.sta.ie and the latest 14th edition hard copy packs have been delivered to every second level school free of charge.

Each lesson in the pack relates to the activities of one of the participating organisations whilst also linking to the curriculum. In this way, the lessons enhance the relevance of the science students are learning. This grounding in reality is designed to engage students in the excitement and vast opportunities the real world of science and technology presents.

Stand W25: 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 W26: CoderDojo / The Raspberry Pi Foundation

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

The Raspberry Pi Foundation is a charity that aims to put the power of computing and digital making into the hands of people all over the world. We provide low-cost computers that people use in industry, to learn, and to make stuff that matters to them.

We work with kids all over the world through free Code Clubs and CoderDojos; we train teachers and provide free tutorials; and we support volunteers, teachers and parents to help people everywhere learn about computing.

Find out more at www.raspberrypi.org

Stand W27: CISCO

Cisco is the worldwide technology leader that has been making the Internet work since 1984. If you can imagine it, Cisco will build a bridge to get you there. Cisco is short for San Francisco, and for our logo, way back in 1984, we chose the Golden Gate Bridge because it was emblematic of what the company would do. Just as the bridge spans a body of water, Cisco’s promise was to securely connect people, places, ideas, and things across a network. Which is why over 80% of the world’s traffic travels securely across Cisco connections. In nearly every country, on six continents, the people of Cisco are busy listening, innovating, and building the next era of connections. Building bridges between the network as we know it and the network of what can be, between secure and impenetrable, and between collaboration and making it humanly so. 74,200 strong, each individual a bridge unto themselves – committed to the customer, committed to their communities, and committed to the world at large. We are 400 strong in Ireland, in Galway and Belfast we write software that powers team collaboration across the globe, from Dublin we serve customers across Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Russia. Locally we work with government, industry and the education sector to help digitise Ireland.

We are proud to work with BT Ireland as a sponsor of the BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition (BTYSE), it is a fantastic event which develops the next generation of leaders in science and technology, future bridge builders.

Stand W28: RTÉ

Explore RTÉ at the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition 2019! Join us for an exciting lineup of activity across television, radio and digital services. We’re talking lots of lights, cameras and action as RTÉ broadcasts programmes from the stand, including live RTÉ Weather bulletins! We’ll have a schedule packed with live radio broadcasts from our custom built studio with your favourite presenters on hand to shout out to your friends at home. 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 out the RTÉ stand and keep up-to-date with RTÉ on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

Stand W29: Analog Devices

At Analog Devices, we create unmatched technologies and solutions to solve our customers’ problems in industrial, communications, automotive, healthcare, consumer, and 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, with 15,000 employees across 23 countries, Analog Devices’ has over 42 years presence in Ireland; with development centers in Limerick and Cork employing over 1,300 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 detecting gravitational ripples in the fabric of space-time to enabling next- generation autonomous and electric vehicles. Innovations that stem from engineers with a 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 their future career choices. 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! Teach our AI vision system to identify humans from cyborgs, but most of all visit our stand to stimulate your interest in the amazing world of Science and Technology.

Stand W30: 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.ncirl.ie

Stand W31: The 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 are 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 486 families 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 W32: 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 W32A: 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 W33: CIT’s Blackrock Castle Observatory (BCO)

CIT’s Blackrock Castle Observatory (BCO) is an award-winning science and discovery centre housed in an iconic 16th century Cork landmark. Meet the BCO Team at the Young Scientist 2019 at the StarDome planetarium and explore the wonders of the Universe! Astronomers will take you on a trip around the night sky with special attention to the Moon as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Moon Landings this year. 2019 is also the 100th anniversary of the International Astronomical Union. Throughout the Young Scientist, BCO and astronomy partners will participate with astronomy friends worldwide in celebrating 100 Hours of Astronomy. Join us and be in with a chance to win a telescope signed by NASA astronaut Dan Tani!

In association with the European Space Education and Resource Office in Ireland, BCO runs year-round school programmes and CPD for teachers. Ask us about Space Week, CanSat and other STEM Week projects.

Stand W34: Coláiste 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 W35: 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

Stand W36: University of Limerick

UL’s (www.ul.ie) stand provides you the opportunity to experience interactive activities in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Engineering, Electronics, Equine Science, Architecture, Design, Computer Science, Gaming and much more. The Faculty of Science and Engineering (www.scieng.ul.ie) offers 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. If you are interested in 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 W37: University College Cork

Visit UCC’s “Walk Like A Dinosaur” Exhibit: a fantastic interactive experience featuring our world-renowned palaeontologists. Check out our exhibit and figure out what kind of dinosaur you walk like. See if you can top our leaderboard! Learn about the science behind fossil footprints. Be fascinated by our real-life dinosaur fossils!

Stand W38: National University of Ireland 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 W39: DCU Faculty of Science and Health

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 W40: Maynooth University

Maynooth University has provided generations of students with an excellent university education, which has touched and changed the lives of each one and has enabled and empowered remarkable achievements. Building on our proud past, we are constantly adapting what and how we teach to better equip you for the many opportunities and challenges you will encounter in your life and in your career. By studying Science or Engineering at Maynooth, you are joining a research tradition that can trace its roots to the first professors of the Royal College of St Patrick, founded in 1795. The Faculty of Science and Engineering at Maynooth University comprises the Departments of Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Electronic Engineering, Experimental Physics, Theoretical Physics, Mathematics and Statistics, and Psychology.

The Maynooth University curriculum, offers you many opportunities to personalise your degree programme throughout your time with us; we have introduced more subject choice than ever before including a dedicated first year Critical Skills subject, flexible programme pathways and the opportunity to take an Elective and Experiential Learning opportunities to enhance your degree.

Stand W41: Connecting Women in Technology (CWIT)

Connecting Women in Technology (CWIT) is a voluntary network for women with the vision to harness the power of the collective voice of the technology industry in Ireland to raise the profile of the women in technology sector in order to attract more females into careers in technology and provide opportunities to retain and promote those already working in technology sector. CWIT was founded by Accenture, Dell and Microsoft in 2011, and has now grown to 18 member companies, including; BT, Dropbox, Eir, Ericsson, EY, Facebook, Google, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, IBM, Intel, LinkedIn, Twitter, Virgin Media, Vodafone and Xilinx.

Stand W42: 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.

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