About WexSci 2021

WexSci, Wexford Science Festival runs during Science Week and aims to reach communities at a local and regional level. In 2021, WexSci, is coordinated by Calmast, the South East region’s STEM Hub based at Waterford Institute of Technology, in partnership with Wexford County Council Library Service and Community Development Department, Institute of Technology Carlow, Waterford Wexford Education and Training Board (WWETB), Johnstown Castle, the Environmental Protection Agency, JFK Arboretum, Wexford Science café and local industry. 

The festival is part funded by Science Foundation Ireland.

A core aspect of WexSci is access and inclusion, providing people in all age categories and from all communities with the opportunity to attend free talks and interactive, creative events in open, accessible and inviting venues.  These venues include libraries and community centres, family resource centres, early years facilities, school and after school settings, education and training centres and youth and community service settings. The festival is delivered through partnerships and collaborations with local community organisations and service providers, schools, colleges, training centres, businesses and government agencies to achieve a greater reach, provide a local focus and build sustainability. 

Wexford was identified by research from Science Foundation Ireland as a low intervention county in terms of STEM participation. With this in mind, the annual festival programme aims to stimulate interest and debate about STEM careers and opportunities. 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. 

If you have any queries about the festival you can contact us at calmast@wit.ie