Entries by Celine

Midlands Science Activities for Biodiversity Week

National Biodiversity Week takes place Friday 19th to Sunday 28th May. The focus of this week is to improve awareness of people’s national biodiversity, communicate its importance, educate, and motivate people to play their part in protection of their local environments. Midlands Science works to improve the public’s interest in science and is running a […]

The Science of Star Wars

Today is May 4th, a day that is beloved by Star Wars fans and pun lovers  everywhere, may the force be with you, May the 4th be with you!! There is lots of science to consider when it comes to Star Wars and here’s some for you to think about next time you are watching […]

World Immunisation Week

World Immunisation Week takes place each year during the final week of April.The aim of this week is to encourage people to get protected from vaccine-preventable diseases and to highlight the benefits that vaccines have delivered. This year’s theme assigned by the world Health Organisation is “The Big Catch-Up”, as some countries have fallen behind […]

Midlands Science Shares Best Practice At Leading European Conference

Midlands Science, an organisation supported by the Medtronic Foundation is presenting a Horizon Talk at this year’s European Science Engagement Association Conference [EUSEA] which takes place in Italy next week on May 2nd. The conference is the leading European conference on science outreach and public engagement in science. The Medtronic Foundation supports Midlands Science for […]

World Malaria Day

Today is World Malaria Day.  Every year hundreds of millions of people are infected with Malaria and approximately 430,000 people die from this disease.  Over  90% of these deaths occur in sub-Saharan Africa and despite malaria mortality rates falling, a child in Africa still dies every minute from malaria. Malaria is a parasitic infection transmitted […]

Exploring Engineering in the Midlands

Engineers Week took place all over Ireland last week and it included a number of activities with Midlands Science. One of the week’s highlights was an Exploring Engineering Day which took place  in the Athlone Education Centre in partnership with the Medtronic Foundation. This day brought together a number of students from secondary schools, where […]

The Science of Santa Claus – December 14th

We’re making a list, we’re checking it twice, we’re going to find out all about the science of Santa Claus! Join Midlands Science on Wednesday December 14th at 7pm for some special Christmas science with superhero scientist Dr Barry Fitzgerald – Book your place now! We all know that on Christmas Eve, Santa Claus sets […]

Science Week Science Profiles – Georgia Kearney, Medtronic

As part of Science Week 2022 we are profiling local STEM role models to showcase the different careers and job opportunities available to young people interested in science. Last, but by no means least, is Georgia Kearney, a student co-op from Medtronic. We caught up with Georgia and asked her some questions about her career […]

Science Week Science Profiles – Shauna Donoghue, Zoetis

As part of Science Week 2022 we are profiling local STEM role models to showcase the different careers and job opportunities currently available to young people interested in science. Next up is Shauna Donoghue, a Quality Control Microbiology Analyst in Zoetis. We caught up with Shauna and asked her some questions about her career in […]