WexSci, the Wexford Science Festival is new this year. Building on a smaller event last year we are delighted to offer the first science festival in County Wexford to promote science, technology, engineering, and maths (STEM).

The Festival is led by Wexford County Council in partnership with I.T Carlow, WIT, Waterford Wexford ETB, EPA, BIM and funded by SFI. A weeklong innovative festival is promised, with many events, in libraries, community and family resource centres, in schools and colleges and for the Science Showcase at The Street, Wexford County Council, Carricklawn, Wexford. Events will be fun and engaging, there will be something to interest people of all ages and knowledge.

Wexford has been identified by research from SFI as a low intervention county in terms of STEM participation. With this in mind, we have developed a festival programme to stimulate interest and debate about STEM. Our aim at WexSci is to encourage people to engage with science in a fun and interactive way. We want to talk to the amateur and the professional, the curious and all wishing to follow a career in science. We hope to engage and inspire people of all ages, and to promote awareness and understanding of the importance and relevance of STEM to everyday life.

We invite young people and adults to take part in the events across County Wexford each day during the festival. Featuring some of the best national and international scientists and researchers, who will demonstrate and discuss a broad range of subjects, from humanology to climate change and meteorology, from code breaking to astronomy, from the transforming qualities of milk to neuroscience. There are opportunities all week for you to experience STEM in a hands-on way, to learn how to be a laboratory technician, engineer, sports scientist, marine biologist, agronomist, immunologist, environmentalist, computer scientist, energy conservator and much more.

The highlight of the week is the STEM Showcase, an open day for all. Everyone is invited to visit the shows and explore the many science stands and interactive demonstrations in the WexSci Science Showcase at Wexford County Council, Carricklawn, Wexford on Saturday, 17th November.

There is something for everyone at WexSci, do take part, and bring your family and friends. We look forward to meeting you.

We hope you enjoy the festival.

WexSci Wexford Science Festival Steering Committee