Secondary School Programs
BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition
Intel Ireland is a major sponsor of The BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition. The grand prize award for the best project in the Chemical, Physical and Mathematical sciences category is sponsored by Intel and includes an all expenses paid trip to America to compete in the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) in May. For more information about ISEF Click Here.
The BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition which is in its 50th year is an exhibition for 12 to 19 year olds which encourages students to explore and innovate a STEM idea through project based development and learning. Students work either individually or in teams to plan research projects, gather data, collate information, test results, draw conclusions, and evaluate projects. Projects are presented under one of the following categories:
- Chemical, Physical, and Mathematical Sciences
- Biological and Ecological Sciences
- Social and Behavioural Sciences
The BTYSTE is the longest running Science based competition in Europe and one of the longest running in the world and in its history has had 65,000 students participate with 31,000 ideas.
Why not visit www.btyoungscientist.ie to learn more.
The Sentinus Young Innovators Competition
The Sentinus Young Innovators competition is an annual event designed to celebrate the achievements of young people in the areas of science and technology and to raise public awareness and support of these disciplines. The event comprises of exhibitions of science and technology project work from schools in the primary and secondary sectors in Northern Ireland. In recent years more than 500 students between the ages of 8 and 18 years have participated.
Each year Intel Ireland sponsors the prize for the competition's technology category. The winners of this category, along with their teacher, receive an all expenses paid trip to America to compete in the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) in May. For more information about ISEF Click Here.
SciFest is a series of one-day science fairs for second-level students hosted locally in schools and at regional level in the Institutes of Technology. The SciFest project consists of four distinct strands – local, regional, national and international. The aim of the project is to encourage a love of science, technology and maths through active, collaborative, inquiry-based learning and to provide a forum for students at local, regional and national level to present and display their scientific investigations.
The main sponsors of Scifest are Intel Ireland and Discover Science and Engineering along with a number of other partners. The Overall Scifest national winning project receives an all expenses paid trip to America to compete in the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) in May. For more information about ISEF Click Here.
Why not visit www.scifest.ie to learn more.
Transition Year students have a unique opportunity to explore a range of experiences and Intel Ireland is delighted to introduce a program of offerings aimed at students undertaking transition year. The program aims to;
- Help young students to understand the opportunity of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) in terms of future career prospects
- Introduce young people to Intel in order to share with them the exciting work we do as a means to encourage interest in the hi-tech industry as a future career choice
- Encourage consideration of subject selection at Leaving Certificate that will foster a path to STEM disciplines at third level
- Support the development of 21st century skills in students, such as presentation skills, teamwork, creative thinking and problem solving
- Introduce students to innovation processes and entrepreneurial thinking
The Intel Transition Year program includes:
- The Intel Experience Program
Intel offers a week-long interactive program which gives students the opportunity to experience a number of workshops and facilitated sessions which will provide them with an insight into the world of engineering and science as well as some of the business functions evident at Intel. This program is split between two locations; the Science Gallery, Trinity College Dublin and the Intel Campus, Leixlip, offering students the opportunity to see many aspects of what we do at Intel.The week long program can accommodate up to 12 students per week. If you would like to receive an application form to take part please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
- Cutting Edge Careers
Cutting edge careers is a 60 - 90 minute session targeted at senior cycle secondary school students that helps to promote, educate and provide understanding of the opportunities that exist in technology, engineering and science careers. As part of the program, an Intel employee will visit your school and host the session which includes a presentation and Q&A. Cutting Edge Careers is ideal for Transition Year students or final year students who are considering a career in the world of technology and engineering.
If you would like to register your interest in this program please email email@example.com.
Centre for Talented Youth Ireland – Intel Engineering Program
Intel has come together with the Centre for Talented Youth Ireland (CTYI) to introduce a pilot program which invites female students aged between 14 and 17 to participate in weekly engineering based classes which are facilitated through the Centre’s existing structure. The CTYI is the only organisation in Ireland providing challenging academic programmes for young people with high ability. The Centre, which is based in Dublin City University, runs enrichment courses in subject areas ordinarily unavailable at school. This Intel supported initiative is an important way to introduce young females to the world of engineering and the opportunities associated with careers in this area.
SmartClass was a collaborative national competition run by Intel, Steljes and The Educational Company of Ireland which gave a post-primary school, Loreto Community School in Milford, Co. Donegal, the opportunity of a complete technology package for their entire first year of students. The SmartClass prize, valued at €150,000, consisted of a laptop for each student entering 1st year (140 students) with the entire Junior Cycle curriculum content pre-loaded onto it, including books and workbooks. The prize also included all required technical support to facilitate the students, a wireless local area network for the school and professional development for the teachers involved. As part of the program Intel will be conducting ongoing assessment of the 1:1 computing environment at the school with results to be shared at the conclusion of the project.