STEM Events

  • BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition
  • Canada Wide Science Fair (CWSF)
  • International Conference on Climate Change: Impacts and Responses
  • Earth Day
  • Ernest C. Manning Innovation Awards
  • European Union (EU) Contest for Young Scientists
  • Google Science Fair 
  • Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF)
  • MILSET Expo-Sciences
  • National Chemistry Week
  • National Engineering Month
  • National Science and Technology Week (NSTW)
  • National Youth Science Forum (NYSF)
  • National Volunteer Week
  • Science Expo
  • Science Rendezvous
  • Stockholm Junior Water Prize Competition
  • Quebec’s Super Expo-science

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BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition


The BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition has taken place every year since 1965 and is open to all second level students from Ireland, both North and South. There are 550 student projects on display and attracts over 40,000 people making it the largest event of its kind in Europe. Almost 70,000 students have entered over 33,000 projects in BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition 50 year history.

Next Event: January 6th – 9th 2016 RDS (The Royal Dublin Society) Dublin


Canada Wide Science Fair (CWSF)

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Within the National Science Fair Program, the Canada-Wide Science Fair constitutes the national championship round, where finalists from Regional Science Fairs across the country meet and compete.

In bringing Canada’s top young scientists together, the CWSF aims to accomplish two primary goals: to help participants benchmark their scientific and technological achievements against those of peers and to create a positive scientific and social experience for all the young people involved. A secondary goal is to expose other students in the CWSF’s geographic area to peer role models – the best young science and technology minds in the country.

The CWSF takes place in May in a different Canadian city each year. Youth Science Canada – affiliated Regional Science Fairs apply to host the CWSF up to four years in advance.

Next Event: May 18th to 20th, 2016 Montreal, Quebec


International Conference on Climate Change: Impacts and Responses


This knowledge community, with its conference, journal, book series and online forum, was created to address one of the most pressing issues of our time—climate change, its natural and human causes, its ecosystemic impacts and its human impacts. The knowledge community also concerns itself with technological, social, ethical and political responses to climate change.

The inaugural International Conference on Climate Change: Impacts and Responses, was held at the Bharati Vidyapeeth Institute of Environment Education and Research, Pune, India in 2009. The second conference was held at University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia, in 2010; the third conference was held at Rio De Janeiro, Brazil in 2011; the fourth at the University of Washington, Seattle, USA in 2012; the fifth in Port-Louis, Mauritius in 2013; the sixth at the University of Iceland, Reykjavik, Iceland in 2014; and the seventh will take place at UBC Robson Square in Vancouver, Canada in 2015.

Next Event: April 21st-22nd 2016 – Hanoi, Vietnam

Earth Day


Celebrated every year on April 22, Earth Day is the largest environmental event in the world. More than six million Canadians – including nearly every school-aged child – participate in an Earth Day activity in their communities.

Next Event: April 22nd 2016 Nationwide


Ernest C. Manning Innovation Awards

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Since 1982, The Ernest C. Manning Innovation Awards Foundation has been recognizing and supporting Canadian innovators of all ages.

The major awards are presented at the Annual National Awards Gala.

Next Event: Oct.2nd 2015 – Praireland Park in Saskatoon, SK.


European Union (EU) Contest for Young Scientists

The  is a science fair, initiated by the European Commission. It is a part of the European Union Framework Programmes on Research, and is managed by the Directorate General for Research in the European Commission.

The EU Contest was set up to promote the ideals of cooperation and interchange between young scientists. It provides an annual showcase of the best of European student scientific achievement and such attracts widespread media interest. The EU Contest is hosted annually in a different European country. Every year a new local host organisation co-operates with the European Commission to organize the event.

Next Event: September 17th – 22nd 2015 Milan, Italy

Google Science Fair 



The Google Science Fair is a global online science and technology competition open to individuals and teams from ages 13 to 18. Find out what you can win, and learn more about the people involved with the competition.

May 12th 2016 – Deadline for Submissions

June 26th 2016 – Google’s Regional Finalists Announced

June 26th 2016 – Google’s Local Award Winners Announced

August 6th 2016 – Google’s Science In Action Award Winners Announced

August 6th 2016 – Google’s Global Finalists Announced

September 1st 2016 – Voters Choice Awards Voting Begins

September 21st 2016 – Winners Announced


Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF)



Each year, approximately 7 million high school students around the globe develop original research projects and present their work at local science competitions with the hope of making it to the Intel International Science and engineering Fair, a program of Society for Science & Public. Only the best and brightest – nearly 1,800 winners of local, regional, state, and national competitions – are invited to participate in this week-long celebration of science, technology, engineering, and math. At the event, these young innovators share ideas, showcase cutting-edge research, and complete for more than USD 5 million in awards and scholarships.

Next Event: May 8th-13th 2016 Phoenix Arizona


MILSET Expo-Sciences

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ESO Astronomy Camp
Dates: 26/12/2015 – 01/01/2016
Organiser: ESO and Sterrenlab
Place: Nus, Italy
Number of participants: 56
Age limits: 16-18
Fee: 500 euros
Contact address:

1st European Ecotour
Dates: 28/03/2016 – 01/04/2016
Organisers: MILSET Europe, NSTF
Place: Malta
Number of participants: 40
Level: International
Age limits: 18+
Language: English
Fee: 150€
Contact address:
Website: http://ecotourism.milset.o


National Chemistry Week

National Chemistry Week (NCW) is an annual, week-long celebration of the chemical sciences in all provinces and territories in Canada. It’s a great opportunity for youth to get connected with the wonders of chemistry and for the not-so-young to appreciate the positive aspects of chemistry through hands-on experiments, games, demonstrations, lectures, exhibitions and more.

When does it take place?
October 17-25, 2015


National Engineering Month


It’s Canada’s biggest celebration of engineering. Over 500 events take place from coast to coast for young Canadians to learn about the exciting, fun and rewarding world of careers in engineering.

Next Event: March 2016 Nationwide



National Science and Technology Week (NSTW)

National Science and Technology Week is a cross-Canada celebration of the significance of our country’s science and technology history, the importance of science and technology in today’s world, and Canada’s ongoing role as a world leader in innovation. NSTW is made up of activities organized by a variety of groups across Canada – from national institutions, to community-based organizations, to schools and libraries.

NSTW 2013 Numbers…

* 77,200 Canadians taking part in NSTW 2013

* 261 events across Canada, involving 953 different activities

* 222 partners hosting or participating in events

* 334 people following @SciTechWeek and @SemSciTech on Twitter

Next Event: October 16th to 25th 2015 Nationwide

National Youth Science Forum (NYSF)



The Australian National Youth Science Forum is a 12 day event that takes place at the Australian National University in Canberra in January. The NYSF focuses on encouraging the achievement of excellence and the development of communication and interpersonal skills for careers in science, engineering and technology.

Next Event: January 2016 Canberra, Australia


National Volunteer Week

National Volunteer Week is a time to recognize, celebrate and thank Canada’s volunteers. NVW 2016 takes place April 10-16.

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Science Expo is a student run non-profit that connects high-achieving youth to innovators and STEM opportunities. Their goal is to bridge the gap between the two parties and provide opportunities to excel which features youth-to-youth interactions to help them reach their potential.

Next Event: November 2015 Toronto


Science Rendezvous

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Science Rendezvous is an annual festival that takes science out of the lab and on to the street! We work with Canada’s top research institutes to present a coast-to-coast open house and festival that is free to everyone. With over 300 events across 30 cities and 1000’s of mind-blowing activities, Science Rendezvous is Canada’s largest celebration of the amazing feats of science and engineering happening right here at home. For more information click on the link below:

Next Event: Saturday, May 7th, 2016


Stockholm Junior Water Prize Competition



The Stockholm Junior Water Prize Competition takes place during World Water Week in Stockholm, Sweden. Each year thousands of students between the ages of 15 and 20 who have conducted water related projects of proven environmental, scientific, social or technological significance from over 30 countries gather at this event, to compete and take part in the global conference.

Next Event: August 31st – September 5th 2016 Grand Hotel, Stockholm, Sweden


Quebec’s Super Expo-science

The participates for this event are between the age of 12 and 20 and are from all regions of Quebec.

Next Event: April 2016  Quebec