Our Mission

Midlands Science is a not for profit 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]. This is a key issue for the region’s development. We reach over 16,000 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.

Our goal is to focus on increasing Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths literacy amongst the Midlands population. Our hope is that young people will better understand that science can be fun and therefore be encouraged to pursue careers in science related fields and that everyone will realise that science is a unique and valuable part of our culture and society.

Key Objectives

  • Develop and implement programmes and awareness-raising initiatives designed to increase science capital in the region.
  • Develop new programmes targeted at sectors of the market yet to access STEM outreach in a way that is appropriate to their needs.
  • Training of stakeholders in a science capital approach.
  • Develop a knowledge hub for research and best practice relating to STEM outreach

Meet The Midlands Science Team

Midlands Science provides opportunities for people of all ages to explore and discuss issues of scientific interest and encourages young people to consider a career in science, technology, engineering or mathematics. Throughout the year, we deliver programmes for primary and secondary schools in the region and raise awareness of the value of STEM to our society and economy. Each year, our annual Festival welcomes visitors to over a hundred events and receives extensive media coverage. This work is delivered by our team, Jackie Gorman, Pauline Nally and Aoife Scanlon.

Jackie Gorman

Jackie Gorman

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Pauline Nally

Pauline Nally

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Aoife Scanlon

Aoife Scanlon

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The work of Midlands Science is a real and tangible example of how we can teach children about the wonders of the world in a simple and hands-on way. It will hopefully instill in the young students a love of learning, particularly about science and the world around them.

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