Intel launches Mini Scientist 2013!

This week Intel Ireland has launched the Mini Scientist competition for 2013.

The Intel Mini Scientist Exhibition is a competition for Primary school students in which they develop science related projects which are then exhibited at fairs held within their own schools. Winning projects selected at this school level exhibition then go on to take part in the Mini Scientist Grand Final event.

The competition, which is open to 4th, 5th and 6th class students, supports the Primary Science curriculum and is a great way to encourage enthusiasm and practical learning in the area of science.

In 2012, 4,500 students took part in Mini Scientist from 10 different counties with 70 different schools taking part.

The Prizes

There are a number of fantastic prizes available to participating schools:

–    Every school taking part receives a special science pack with prizes that can be used in the classroom as well as a commemorative plaque

–    Every student taking part receives a goody bag and certificate

–    Every member of the winning project teams receives science related prizes

–    There is a €1000 monetary grant for the school which has the overall Grand final winning project

Key Dates

June 5th

Launch of Intel Mini Scientist 2013
September 30th 

Closing date for registration

October 7th – December 2nd 
School exhibitions take place
December 9th – 20th Regional finals take place
January 31st
Grand Final event takes place

Want to Get Involved?

If you would like to register your school to take part in Mini Scientist 2013 please visit and use the link provided to register your interest in the competition.


Ruth Gibney and Sarah Brown from Scoil Bhride, Leixlip at pictured at the launch of Mini Scientist 2013


Sarah Harlow, Ruth Gibney,Sarah Brown and Ciara Erdmann from Scoil Bhride, Leixlip, help to launch the Intel Mini Scientist 2013

The Mini Scientist science competition for National schools begins in September – schools can sign up at

The Mini Scientist competition is open to 4th, 5th and 6th class students from across Ireland

Further images from the event can be found here: Launch of Mini Scientist 2013 – a set on Flickr

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