Entries by Gillian Maunsell

Dr Dan Nickström Joins Midlands Science

Dr Dan Nickström of NUI, Maynooth has also joined the expert panel of advisors at Midlands Science. He commented, “We need to actively encourage existing current students as well as future generations to embrace all of the multi-faceted areas related to STEM.’

RSCI Advisor for Midlands Science

Midlands Science is delighted to welcome to their new advisory panel, Dr. Helena Bonner who works in the department of Physiology and Medical Physics and in the Centre for Systems Medicine in RCSI and is involved in various STEM projects.


Midlands Science today announced the appointment of a new Expert Advisory Panel which will consist of the following members;  Dr. Helena Bonner of the Royal College of Surgeons (RSCI), Dr Dan Nickström of National University of Ireland, Maynooth and Ms Anne Naughton, Athlone IT and Regional Skills. Jackie Gorman, Midlands Science CEO said, ‘Midlands Science […]


We were delighted to hear some good news from our friends in Scoil Mhuire Fatima, Timahoe,  Laois recently. Scoil Mhuire Fatima has an ASD preschool at which opened in 2014 and it caters for children who have a diagnosis of Autism. This school has an excellent track record also have in delivering science education, having […]

Physical Activity for Life…AIT STEM Talk for Longford Students

We were delighted to welcome Mairead Cantwell, a clinical exercise physiologist to Mean Scoil Mhuire in Longford recently where she delivered an insightful and informative presentation to students as part of our STEM career talks in association with AIT. Mairead works as  as an assistant lecturer in sport and exercise science at AIT. Clinical exercise […]

Talking Innovation & Technology at Tullamore College

Midlands Science was delighted to recently welcome two expert speaker to Tullamore College where they delivered a highly engaging and informative talk to senior students . Caroline Brazil (originally from the Midlands and a Senior Manager with Accenture) and Déaglán Campbell, Design Lecturer in Dept. of Mechanical, Polymer & Design, at Athlone Institute of Technology focused […]

Gaming, Intubation and Space Flight

Exploring the World of Engineering in Athlone for Engineers Week with Medtronic Students from the Midlands got a unique insight into the world of engineering by taking part in a series of workshops at AIT organised by Midlands Science in association with Medtronic. As part of Engineers Week, the workshops explored everything from space flight […]


As part of the Midlands Science festival 2018, pupils from St Etchens National school in Kinnegad visited local company, Irish Manufacturing Research, for a day of challenges and games with the objective of exciting them about the world of science and technology. Pupils had the opportunity to get hands on experience of activities such as Virtual […]