Entries by Gillian Maunsell

Superhero Scientist is back!

We are delighted that Dr. Barry Fitzgerald will be returning to the region for Science Week 2019 – Dr. Barry Fitzgerald is a superhero scientist, speaker, author, and enthusiastic science communicator. His research interests include particle processing, responsible innovation, science education, scientific outreach and communication, and superhero science. For the latter, Barry aims to identify […]

So much to explore and discover!

Excitement is building about our free Discovery Day which takes place in Tullamore’s Sacred Heart School this November 9th! The event is free but booking is required and if you cannot attend, please cancel your place so it can be re-allocated. We have Dr Mindflip’s Ultimate Learning Experience, the Exploration Dome, the Reptile Zoo, Anyone […]

Watch this space!

Our current expression of interest call for free school workshops is now closed. We will be contacting all those schools who submitted in November to schedule and watch this space for our next expression of interest call. Thanks to all who responded – there’s overwhelming interest in the Midlands in having #stem workshops in primary and […]

Maths Week is coming soon!

Since 2006, Maths Week has been taking place every year and has grown to attract participation from as many as 300,000 people annually across Ireland. We often don’t realise that maths is everywhere and part of all facets of everyday life. Local development company, Midlands Science is delighted to be delivering a number of events […]

Ciara’s Journey to Tullamore College

As part of our co-created film with Offaly secondary school, Tullamore College, we were delighted to facilitate a visit from Westmeath based science fanatic, Ciara last week. Ciara said, “Thank you to the TY students who have created this video for Science Week. We all have a chance to make a difference, no matter how […]

Exploring Science Capital..

We were delighted to visit the TY pupils of Mountmellick Community School this morning to explore everything science capital just before they received their Junior Cert results! We want to wish all students the very best of luck today! We look forward to lots more science capital talks in the weeks and months ahead across […]

Please bear with us!

A whole range of exciting science of events are currently uploading to our website over the coming days. Some events across the region are already booked out with waiting lists, more will be coming online. We look forward to seeing you during #scienceweek. Don’t forget though we do free school workshops all year around so […]

Looking ahead to Science Week in Laois..

As the upcoming Midlands Science Festival and national Science Week grow closer, we are gearing up to provide an array of incredible events and science fun the Midlands. The festival which begins on November 9th, celebrates science in the region with hands-on workshops and interactive demonstrations for people of all ages. Jackie Gorman, Director of […]

What people say!

We love hearing the feedback and comments after your school or community has enjoyed one of our many science activities, talks and shows. It helps us to make improvements where necessary and we really do listen and try to tailor our events and reach as many people as we possibly can so all feedback is […]