As part of the Irish nationwide Problem-Solving Initiative, the ADAPT Centre hosted a Problem-Solving Festival on Saturday, 30th September, from 11AM to 5PM, in Trinity College Dublin (TCD). The festival took place in the Examination Hall in TCD, a prominent location just inside the front gates off College Green.
The family festival offered activities for all ages, including language games, logic puzzles, large-scale games, interactive workshops and curated lectures. More than 2,000 people attended. See our write-up and photo gallery on the festival.
Many thanks to our sponsors Science Foundation Ireland and Microsoft and our exhibitors:
Propeller car challenge – work as a team to build a propeller powered car using electronic components and recycled goods.
Parachute Drop Challenge: Design and build a working parachute using the materials provided that will make sure the payload won’t break when dropped from 2metres.
Anyone For Science? Can you make a freezer powered by chemicals and not electricity and use this freezer to change the state of a delicious liquid to tasty ice-cream?
Cell EXPLORERS: Discover the world of cells and DNA with Cell EXPLORERS!
Up Up and Away: Science and history of flight then design your own kite!
Hello Brain delivers you scientifically-designed exercises ‘Brain Buffs’ to help your brain stay fit and healthy.
Talk: “Take the Brain Health Challenge”
Sabina Brennan, Professor of Neuroscience at TCD and e-Health Lead at the ADAPT Centre
The Bebras® Computing Challenge: introduces computational thinking to students, by allowing them to solve interactive tasks online.
|Ciphers, logic games, brain teasers and codebreakers! Test your mind with our wide range of challenging puzzles.
|All-Ireland Programming Olympiad (AIPO): Good at Math? Code for fun? Challenge yourself with the national computer programming competition for secondary level students.
|Fuelling up: What, when and how much should I be eating? Figure out exactly how much energy you need to support your daily activities, exercise and sport, and what are the combinations and timings of foods that fuel your body.
|All Ireland Linguistics Olympiad: Test your mind against the world’s toughest puzzles in language, logic and linguistics.