How can you get involved in Science Week (11th - 18th November)?

Stephen O'Brien 08.11.2018


This is the 23rd year of Science Week with 12 regional festivals and 900 events across Ireland so everybody can get involved - a great opportunity for those who want to get in touch with their inner scientist!

Science week is upon us!  The science industry is continuing to grow with constant expansion of companies. With this growth there is an increase in demand for more people to join the science industry which has now meant that life science experience is now a critical skill.

Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) brought in science week which helps the public to gain information on the industry as well as giving people a taster for science in both an industrious and domestic way.

Smart is coordinated and managed by the SFI to provide career resources to teacher, students and anyone in Ireland who is interested in STEM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths).

There are many ways to get involved such as:

Cork Science Festival Sat 10th- Sun 18th November

This free festival is a celebration of science events taking place in November.
In this festival there will be events, open days, science tours, talks, exhibitions, shows, workshops and school events.

Earth and Space, UCC Sunday 11th November

Participants act as aeronautical engineers and experiment with aerodynamic design as they build and launch paper rockets.

Sea & Believe in Science, Salthill Galway, Mon 12th- Fri 16th.

Ireland’s largest native species aquarium will be exploring the science of the sea. Discover the science, technology engineering and maths of our ocean (STEM), as the aquarists guide you through the aquarium.

Science on Screen, Salthill Galway, Sun 25th November

Screenings of three documentaries aiming to facilitate, promote and increase the inclusion of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) content in Irish film and TV production. The films explore methods of scientific ‘story telling’ and incorporate aspects of current research being carried out by CÚRAM and its academic partners.

Sligo Science Trail, Sligo city centre shops windows, 10th-18th Nov 2018

Shop windows around Sligo city centre will have science and technology objects in their shop windows. If you can find them all, you are in to win a prize! 

Morgan McKinley are delighted to support Science Week and will be taking part in some of the fun activities throughout the week. 

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