Midlands Science is a not-for-profit development company which works to create greater interest in STEM [Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths] education and skills among students, teachers and members of the public in the Midlands [Laois, Offaly, Longford and Westmeath].
It is a not for profit company and it is funded by a mixture of public and private funding. Our objective is to grow the exposure and teaching of STEM subjects in schools through relationships with Science Foundation Ireland, Athlone Institute of Technology and a number of partners, thereby contributing to the growth of the midlands region through education.
We reach 13,000 people directly per annum and our work has been independently and positively evaluated and found to be impactful, creative and innovative. We make a particular effort in all projects to engage with those from lower socio-economic backgrounds, as they are the least likely to engage with STEM outreach.