Stand W1: Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Hewlett Packard Enterprise uniquely combines IT expertise with innovations in infrastructure, software, and services to create the IT solutions to accelerate your organisational goals. We bring the right internal expertise and a broad set of external partners to deliver best of breed infrastructure, services, and solutions designed to a roadmap that moves you to your desired state in a step-by-step manner which is consistent with your business model.

We Are in the Acceleration Business; We help customers use technology to reduce the time it takes to turn ideas into value. In turn, they transform industries, markets and lives. Some of our customers run traditional IT environments. Most are transitioning to a secure, cloud-enabled, mobile-friendly infrastructure. Many rely on a combination of both. Wherever they are in that journey, we provide the technology and solutions to help them succeed

Technology That Fuels Transformation; We make IT environments more efficient, productive and secure, enabling fast, flexible responses to a rapidly changing competitive landscape. We enable organizations to act quickly on ideas by delivering infrastructure that can be easily composed and recomposed to meet shifting demands so they can lead in today’s marketplace of disruptive innovation.

Solutions You Need to Succeed; We deliver high-quality, high-value products, consulting and support services in a single package. That’s one of our principal differentiators. We have industry-leading positions in servers, storage, wired and wireless networking, converged systems, software, services and cloud. And with customized financing solutions and strategy,

we can provide the right tech solutions for your unique business goals. From global enterprises to local startups – transition from traditional technology platforms to the IT systems of the future. Visit www.hpe.com/ie for more information.

Stand W2: Junior Cycle for Schools

Junior Cycle for Teachers (JCT) is a dedicated schools’ support service of the Department of Education and Skills. Our aim is to inspire, support and empower school leaders and teachers in the transformation of junior cycle education in Ireland.

For further information please visit our website www.jct.ie where you will find everything you need in relation to CPD for the new Framework.

Stand W3: Gaisce The President’s Award

Gaisce – The President’s Award is a self-development programme that encourages you to get active, find your passion, be part of a team and make a difference in your community while having fun and making new friends! It is a direct challenge from the President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins to all young people to dream big and realise your potential.

You can rise to the Gaisce challenge by identifying which award level you want to aim for (Bronze, Silver and Gold ) and then achieving your goals across the following challenge areas:

Community Involvement – volunteer to help a charity, cause or community group.

Personal Skill – develop a skill you have or try something new. Physical Recreation – become more active with a sport or exercise. Adventure Journey – take to the great outdoors on a team challenge.

Residential (for Gold participants only) – meet different people and discover a new experience away from home.

For more information, please visit www.gaisce.ie

Stand W4: 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 W5: Fingal County Council

Fingal has a population of almost 300,000, making it the third largest and fastest growing population of any county in Ireland. Fingal has the youngest population in the country with more than one in four under the age of 15. It also is one of the most diverse counties in Ireland, with 1 in 6 people living in Fingal are non-Irish nationals.

Fingal County Council provides a range of services to the citizens of Fingal – community & leisure facilities, housing, planning, environmental services, water and business support to name a few. At this years BT Young Scientist exhibition, the Digital Fingal team will be

showcasing some of their digital initiatives that look to improve the way we live and work in Fingal – from using drones to prevent illegal dumping, rolling out smart street furniture that can charge your phone and give you free WiFi and developing interactive maker spaces to enhance creativity and innovation.

Stand W6: Met Éireann

Met Éireann, is the leading provider of weather information and related services for Ireland. Our mission is to monitor, analyse and predict Ireland’s weather and climate, and to provide a range of high quality meteorological and related information to our customers. Our vision is; making Ireland Weather and Climate Prepared.

Our Goals:

  • Enhance support for impact-based decision making for weather events
  • Provide climate information services which promote the safety of citizens and supports economic and environmental resilience
  • Deliver a high quality national flood forecasting service
  • Continue to provide an effective authoritative voice on meteorology in Ireland
  • Maintain and support an expert, professional workforce
  • Lead a modern, integrated meteorological infrastructure and support an enterprise environment for weather and climate services

Schools Competition – WIN AN AUTOMATIC WEATHER STATION

Visit Met Éireann here at Stand W6, and enter our competition to Win an Automatic Weather Station for your school.

The prize consists of a Davis Vantage Pro2 Weather Station with console, WeatherLink software and tripod worth over €1000

A example of one of these weather stations will be on display at our stand.

The winner will be able to upload their schools data to the WOW database following installation, where it can be viewed on our New WOW-IE website.

Stand W7: 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.

Stand W8: Intellectual Property Office of Ireland

The Intellectual Property Office of Ireland, IPOI (formally Patents Office) is a statutory office and operates under the aegis of the Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation. The role of IPOI 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, trade marks, 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 you can check out www.ipoi.gov.ie or follow us on Facebook.

Stand W9: Teagasc

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 225 pursuing PhDs on its Walsh Fellowship Scholarship Programme at any one time. These are funded by Teagasc’s own resources and various national and international research funders, mainly DAFM and SFI.

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, horticulture and the bioeconomy.

The Teagasc Advisory Service, through a nationwide regional office network, provides a local service to farmers.

Stand W10: 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 nGalltacht. 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 2020 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 (2020) for fun, sport and craic while improving your Irish!

Stand W11: Junior Achievement Ireland (JAI)

Junior Achievement Ireland (JAI) inspires and motivates young people to realise their potential by valuing their education and understanding how to succeed in the world of work. JAI 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 170 leading organisations. During the last school year more than 63,000 students participated in Junior Achievement (JA) programmes focusing on STEM, entrepreneurship, employability and financial literacy.

JA STEM programmes focus on equipping students with a range of key skills that are essential for their future. JAI’s industry-education partnerships allow us to recruit, equip, train, vet and support volunteers to serve as role models, sharing their own real-life experiences while working on specially-designed modules aligned with the curriculum, helping students to see the importance and relevance of STEM-related subjects.

JA STEM programmes, such as Energize aimed at 6th class students and supported by Gas Networks Ireland, and Futurewize for junior cycle students, supported by Science Foundation Ireland, are fully complementary to the formal curriculum and provide opportunities for acquiring and practising key skills which are in demand by employers. More than 28,000 students participated in STEM programmes facilitated by JAI-supporting organisations in the last school year alone.

Stand W12: 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 provide opportunities for young people to speak Irish outside of the school system in a social setting. Cumann na bhFiann organise 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 of speaking Irish and also enjoy it. There are currently 60 Irish language weekly Youth Clubs affiliated to Cumann na bhFiann nationwide.

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 a 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. Many schools avail of the opportunity to have school activity tours to the centre which are run through the medium of Irish.

Stand W13: 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 W14: CISCO

Cisco helps seize the opportunities of tomorrow by proving that amazing things can happen when you connect the unconnected. Solving business challenges has been Cisco’s focus since our founding in 1984. If you can imagine it, Cisco will build a bridge to get you there. Cisco is short for San Francisco, our logo represents the Golden Gate Bridge, being 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. Today, over 80% of the world’s traffic travels securely across Cisco connections.

Globally the 74,000+ Cisco team are busy listening, innovating, and building bridges to the possible. Each individual a bridge unto themselves, committed to customers, communities, and the future preservation of our planet. Cisco believes environmental sustainability is critical for economies and all global citizens. We seek opportunities to minimize our impact on the environment and for ways technology can reduce energy use and protect Earth’s biodiversity. Our networking, datacentre, collaboration and security solutions helps our customers reduce their carbon footprints too.

Our 400+ strong Irish team write software that powers team collaboration across the globe and serves 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 sponsor the BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition. A fantastic event which develops tomorrows technology and science leaders, who will, like Cisco, put technology and resources to work in the service of an inclusive future, where technology gives everyone the tools to thrive.

Stand W15: 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 research and 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 W16: Central Statistics Office

The Central Statistics Office is delighted to sponsor an award that will encourage young people to use open data. Exploring the potential value of growing access to open data is one of the challenges of our information society. This award is for the most innovative use, or potential use, of CSO data. The application of open data may be varied: Statistical analyses, statistical processes or statistical outputs, be they scientific or mathematical, a piece of research, a visualisation or a data map, the development of a device, a software application or the use of CSO data in any other innovative way. Whatever way students use our data, the CSO is excited to see your open data projects.

Stand W17: 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 W18: Johnson & Johnson

Johnson & Johnson has been manufacturing bulk active pharmaceutical ingredients in Cork since 1981. Products are sold throughout the world to other Johnson & Johnson 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.

Johnson & Johnson 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, Johnson & Johnson 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 W19: Explorium National Sport & Science Centre

Explorium is Ireland’s largest national science and sport centre. This incredible facility is a truly unique experience designed to encourage visitors to discover the wonders of science and sport.

Experience over 300 interactive science exhibits, see what it feels like to lie on a bed of nails, get within 10 feet of half a million volts of lightning with the Tesla Coil in our truly unique indoor Lightning Shows, have a go on the G-Force anti-gravity loop track where visitors are harnessed into a bicycle and rotate 360 degrees on a circular track.

Stand W20: Alcon

Cork, Ireland is home to Alcon’s European manufacturing centre 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 centre 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: 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 4500 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 W22: National Teacher Awards

The National Teacher Awards by CJ Fallon celebrate the outstanding contribution that teachers make as role models in the school environment.

We are looking for submissions for the teachers who have inspired you! Whether it be organising school activities or running the sports teams, or as simple as being an open ear when you’re having a hard day! We want to hear from you why your teacher deserves to be acknowledged for their work!

Teachers who inspire their students can change lives and deserve to be recognised!

CJ Fallon, one of Ireland’s longest established and most respected educational publishers, has been leading the way in Primary and Post Primary publishing since 1927.

Stand W23: Eli Lilly

Lilly has been in Ireland since 1978 and today employs around 1,600 people across a range of business activities.

At our manufacturing campus in Kinsale, Lilly employs over 800 people, and uses chemical synthesis & biotechnology manufacturing processes to make active ingredients for medicines. The mission of the Kinsale facility is to support the and supply of many of the newest medicines in Lilly’s portfolio.

Lilly’s Global Business Solutions centre in Little Island currently employs around 800 employees in functions such as finance, medical information and clinical trial capabilities.

To learn more about Lilly, please visit us at www.lilly.com / www.lilly.ie

Stand W24: 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 W25: 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 W26: Science and Technology in Action

Have you ever wondered how the science taught at school links to the real world of work?

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 15th edition of the hard copy pack was delivered in November ‘19 to each school nationally free of charge.

Each lesson in the pack relates to the activities of one of the participating organisations. In this way, the lessons help to enhance the relevance of science 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 W27: SightSavers

Sightsavers Ireland work in more than 30 countries across Africa and South-East Asia to eliminate avoidable blindness and promote the rights of people with disabilities.

Come and visit us in the World of Science and Technology and speak to a team member about our new schools engagement programme, supported by Irish Aid.

We can facilitate school visits with our Put Us in the Picture workshop, which aims to engage students about disability inclusion, the Sustainable Development Goals and our work in low and middle-income countries.

You can also find out everything you need to know to support Sightsavers’ work from the classroom, including information on our Junior Painter competition and resources for lesson planning.

Stand W28: Code Club / The Raspberry Pi Foundation

Code Club is a global network of volunteers and educators who run coding clubs for young people aged 9-13. Their mission is to put a Code Club in every community in the world, and to give every child the skills, confidence, and opportunity to change their world.

A core belief of the Code Club movement is that all children should have the opportunity to learn to code, no matter who they are or where they come from. Like CoderDojo, Code Club is part of the Raspberry Pi Foundation. There are currently over 13,000 clubs in over 160 countries, supporting over 180,000 young people learning to code each week.

Stand W29: Samsung

About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

Samsung inspires the world and shapes the future with transformative ideas and technologies. The company is redefining the worlds of TVs, smartphones, wearable devices, tablets, digital appliances, network systems, and memory, system LSI, foundry and LED solutions.

Stand W30: RTÉ

Come visit the RTÉ set for an exciting lineup of activity across television, radio and digital services.

All your favourite RTÉ 2FM shows will be live from our custom radio studio including Jennifer Zamparelli, Tracy Clifford and Chris and Ciara! Lights, camera, action as you get to see live RTÉ Weather bulletins being broadcast. Plus inserts into The Today Show with Maura and Daithi and News2Day from our set.

Why not try your hand, as you Present the Weather! in a real life studio with autocue, blue screen, cameras , the works. Or step into our RTÉ News set, the perfect spot for a selfie. Take a seat in the RTÉ | Samsung VR area as you take a 360 trip behind the scenes in RTÉ.

Don’t miss magician Joe Daly as he keeps people entertained. Keep up-to-date with RTÉ on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

Stand W31: Analog Devices

At Analog Devices, we create unmatched technologies and solutions to solve our customers’ problems in industrial, communications, automotive, healthcare, consumer, and numerous other industries. Analog Devices converts real-world phenomena into actionable insight, fundamentally impacting how leading companies will change the future. 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 our European Research and Development Centre in Limerick and development site in 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 in 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 our infinity well! Experience innovation in action with a trip from Joysticks of the 1980’s, to accelerometers in the noughties and the emergence of time of flight cameras today, but most of all visit our stand to stimulate your interest in the amazing world of Science and Technology.

Stand W32: National College of Ireland

National College of Ireland specialises in computing, business, accountancy, finance, human resources, learning & teaching and psychology. Smaller class sizes and focus on well-being mean that students have a more direct relationship with lecturers. Clubs & Socs make it easy to make friends. First Year students are guaranteed accommodation on-campus in the heart of Dublin’s International Financial Services Centre, with its own Luas stop: Mayor Square – NCI.

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 strong links with employers and consistently achieves a graduate employment rate of 98%.

Visit our stand now to meet lecturers and students. Learn how NCI can help you build on your BTYSTE skills and interests to complete an academic qualification or, perhaps, encourage you to commercialise your idea while studying marketing or business in a supportive environment. www.ncirl.ie

Stand W33: Department of Education and skills

The Department of Education and Skills is a department of the Irish State with responsibility for education and training. The mission of the Department is to facilitate individuals through learning, to achieve their full potential and contribute to Ireland’s social, cultural and economic development.

Stand W34: 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 W35: Engineers Ireland

Engineers are people who design, create, explore and innovate, working to solve some of the world’s greatest challenges. Engineers Ireland is a community of creative professionals

who deliver solutions for society. We are the progressive and trusted voice of the engineering profession here in Ireland and represent 25,000 members from every discipline of engineering. We support our members’ career progression at all stages, from students to senior engineers and CEOs. We have an extensive network of dedicated Regional branches, Engineering divisions and Societies both in Ireland and overseas.

Engineers Ireland ensures that the competence and ethical standards of our profession are world class. We set the standards of engineering education here in Ireland and provide continuing professional development.

Engineers Ireland inspires and encourages future generations of engineers from an early age through our exciting STEPS programme which is funded by Science Foundation Ireland, Dept of Education and Skills and industry sponsors Arup, ESB, Intel and TII. In particular we would like to see more young women become engineers.

W36: Irish Science Teachers’ Association (ISTA)

The Irish Science Teachers’ Association (ISTA), which was founded in 1961, is the subject association for teachers of science in the Republic of Ireland. The Association has branches in Cork, Donegal, Dublin, Galway, Kerry, Kildare, Kilkenny/Carlow, Limerick/Clare, Louth, North Midlands, Sligo, Tipperary, Waterford and Wexford and has a membership of 1200.

The ISTA is dedicated to the professional development of members and to the advancement of science education. The Association works to keep members up to date with subject changes and innovative teaching, learning and assessment methods. ISTA aims to enhance public understanding of science and promotes positive attitudes to science and technology in society.

Each year members receive three issues of ‘SCIENCE’, the official journal of the association. The journal contains articles of interest to science teachers and helps to keep members informed of developments in science education.

Go to www.ista.ie to learn more or to register.

Stand W37: Institute of Physics Ireland

For physics, For physicists, For all

The Institute of Physics Ireland (IOPI) is part of the Institute of Physics, which is a leading scientific society promoting physics and bringing physicists together for the benefit of all.

Join us at the Institute of Physics Ireland stand as we put the fun into fundamental physics! Our enthusiastic volunteers come from sectors such as education, industry and medicine, and they are all eager to share their passion for physics!

Along with exhibits and demos, you won’t leave empty-handed as you pick up plenty of physics, study & career resources.

Teachers can also learn more about professional supports and resources available through IOP. Follow us on twitter @IOP_Ireland for updates on the latest IOP Ireland events & activities. www.iopireland.org

Stand W38: F1 in Schools Ireland

The F1 in Schools competition challenges students to design, build, analyse and test miniature CO2 gas powered Formula 1 style cars. The competition encompasses both engineering and enterprise, and encourages students to think outside of the box!

Spanning age ranges of 11 to 19 our main objective is to help change the perceptions of science, technology, engineering and maths by creating a fun and exciting learning environment for young people to develop an informed view about careers in engineering, Formula 1, science, marketing and technology.

F1 in Schools Ltd is a social enterprise working with committed industry partners to provide an exciting yet challenging educational experience through the magnetic appeal of Formula1. F1 in Schools is the only truly global educational programme that raises awareness of STEM and Formula 1 among students and school children in every region, in every country, on every continent.

See F1inSchools.ie for more information.

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: University College Cork

Join UCC Physiology and explore the discipline of physiology! Examine how your cardio- respiratory system responds to exercise. Measure the grip strength of your hand and see if you can join our leader board! Discover how nerves in our body control our muscles by stimulating the ulnar nerve and measuring the force of muscle contraction. Learn how our bodies react to visual and auditory stimuli and measure how fast your reaction times are. Learn of our exciting high altitude expeditions to Everest Base Camp! Interested in fossils and forensics? Become a Fossil Detective and check out our Fossil Crime Scene’ interactive games. These showcase the amazing diversity of Irish fossils, immerse you in how they lived, and introduce you to the more gruesome mysteries of how they met their doom. Our hands-on activities link maths, biology, chemistry and physics through the themes of 3D spatial skills, climate change, and biochemistry plus you can see our real X-ray analyser in action!

Stand W41: 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.

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 W42: DCU Faculty of Science and Health

The DCU Faculty of Science and Health is a large and diverse faculty with a mission to foster and deliver education, research and professional and practice development in science and health that is of national and international significance. The Faculty is an internationally recognised centre of excellence in scientific innovation and health transformation.

E: science@dcu.ie W: www.dcu.ie

Stand W43: National University of Galway

Celebrating 175 years of excellence, the National University of Ireland Galway exhibition will feature demonstrations by our world-leading researchers in the areas of Brain Science and Neuroscience, Animal Ecology, Chemistry and Data Informatics. Our Cell Explorers team will lead visitors in live DNA extraction demonstrations. We will have ambassadors on hand to chat with you on how you can train as a scientist by studying for a Bachelor of Science at NUI Galway. And, we’ll have a virtual reality tour of our labs – you can sit in our VIP chair, don our special VR goggles and headset, and be transported to our cancer biology, marine biodiscovery, and laser physics labs.

Stand W44: 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 W45: Centre for Talented Youth Ireland

CTY Ireland (CTYI) at DCU works with high ability children aged 6 to 16. CTYI offers fast paced university style courses for academically talented students from all over Ireland and overseas. Since its establishment in 1993 some 50,000 students have participated in classes run by CTYI including over 6,500 students in 2019. The aim is to allow all talented students to reach their potential both academically and socially by providing relevant and interesting courses based on ability and interest rather than age. High ability students can have problems at school as the curriculum is often not challenging enough for them. This can lead to frustration and underachievement. At CTYI the courses are more geared to their needs and are based on a university curriculum. Staple courses include Medicine, Law, Forensic Science, Imaginative Writing, Exploring Engineering, and App Design, while more specialised courses include Board Game Design, Aeronautical Engineering, Japanese Language & Culture, Nanoscience, Neuroscience, and Model UN.

Stand W46: 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 W47: 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 W48: 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 W49: EU Commission

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

Explore our giant interactive wall to learn about the UN Sustainable Development Goals. We want to hear your ideas on how Europe can tackle climate change and help protect our environment.

Sustainable #EUandME promotional items will be available for all visitors to the Wall.

What do you know about Europe? Can you identify the rivers, mountains, and cities of Europe? At the EU stand you can test your knowledge about the EU with the “Discovering Europe” interactive game and meet our expert in science.

Learn about the new European Parliament and its elected Irish Members. Maybe your face will be on a European Parliament poster one day soon.

Free resources about the European Union will be available for visitors and we are on hand to answer any queries you may have about Europe.

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.eurireland.ie Facebook: @EUIreland Twitter: @eurireland #EUIrl

Stand W50: Limerick for Engineering

The Limerick for Engineering group is an industry led initiative which has support of the education and training providers in the region.

The primary goal of Limerick for Engineering is to the increase the quality and quantity of engineering talent (apprentice, technicians and engineers) available in the region.

Our primary method to deliver this goal is our annual engineering showcase on Thursday March 5th, 2020 @ 5.30pm – 8.30pm, Shannon Airport Departures Hall (Free Parking).

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