Entries by Gillian Maunsell

We’re Here to Inspire….

Midlands Science is pleased to be teaming up with Birr Castle Demense & Science Centre this year to deliver some exciting workshops for a number of fortunate Midland students during Science Week. The interactive Science centre at Birr Castle reveals the wonders of early photography, engineering and astronomy with a special emphasis on the brilliant […]

Can Science help Golfers Improve their Shot?

Did you know that hitting a powerful drive on the golf course takes more than just strength and coordination, it also require some physics! This year, we have decided to do something very different and delve deep into the science behind one of the most popular sporting games in the world. We caught up with […]

Engineer’s Week in Athlone!

Midlands Science collaborated with Gas Networks Ireland and the Gateway Youth Project in Athlone recently to deliver a series of engaging and interactive workshops to primary school pupils as part of the recent national ‘Engineers Week’ celebrations. Declan Holmes of ‘Science Ireland’ has been presenting interactive science shows to over 80,000 students in 1,000 schools around […]

Inspirational Career Talks for Mullingar Students

Athlone Institute of Technology (AIT) and Mergon International delivered an inspiring career talk at Colaiste Mhuire in Mullingar last week as part of national ‘Engineers Week’ celebrations. Senior technologist, Alan Mannion spoke to students about engineering career opportunities and course options available at AIT and Padraic McDonnell of Mergon International gave an insight into working […]

Promoting Engineering and Inspiring the Next Generation

Midlands Science teamed up with Athlone Institute of Technology (AIT) and Mergon International to deliver an inspiring career talk at Colaiste Mhuire in Mullingar last week as part of national ‘Engineers Week’ celebrations. Senior technologist, Alan Mannion spoke to students about engineering career opportunities and course options available at AIT and Padraic McDonnell of Mergon […]

Bringing the Zoo to You!

We have worked with the National Reptile Zoo for a number of years now in delivering outreach to Midlands schools during Science Week. Recently, we spoke to Tara Cullen who facilitated a number of workshops for us this year, to find out more about the work of the National Reptile Zoo and how it helps […]

Talking Science Careers

The Midlands Science Festival has hosted a large number of science career talks throughout the week with topics ranging from food and nutrition to sports science, science jobs of the future, maths and toxicology. We would like to thank all of the academic speakers who came to the region to deliver these high value presentations […]

From Wolf To Woof, The Science of Dogs

  Over 100 people and two dogs turned up on Monday to hear all about the science of dogs at the Midlands Science Festival event in AIT, “From Wolf To Woof, The Science of Dogs.” Maude a Yorkshire Terrier and Jack, a German Shepherd were not mere canine audience members though as they joined the […]