Entries by Celine

Exploring Engineering With Midlands Science

Engineers Week took place all over Ireland last week and it included a number of activities in the midlands 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 student groups […]

Thoughts on World Book Day

World Book Day is today. Over the years, World Book Day has become firmly established as Ireland’s biggest annual event promoting the enjoyment of books and reading. I caught up with Midlands Science CEO, Jackie Gorman who is a published poet and avid reader (as can be seen from one of her many shelves in […]

Making Science Outreach Accessible

Levina Reeves of Leadwell speaking at the Making Science Outreach Accessible event in UCD, supported by the Medtronic Foundation. Best Practice Event Explores Making Science Outreach More Accessible Many people find science interesting and engaging and others find it difficult to engage with topics which involve science. This reluctance comes from a variety of different […]

Exploring Engineering

Midlands Science promotes Engineers Week every year in the midlands through a range of school outreach activities for primary and secondary school students. This year we have our ongoing school outreach next week with a focus on engineering activities and also a special day in Athlone with primary and secondary schools in the Athlone Education […]

Drug Abuse – Science, Society and Solutions Event in Tullamore

Dr Richie Maguire, Sean Kinsella, Dr Craig Slattery and Jackie Gorman at the Drugs of Abuse, Science, Society and Solutions event in Tullamore as part of the Midlands Science Festival. A range of Science Week activities has been running in the midlands for the past week through the Midlands Science Festival. A topical, engaging and […]

Seachtain náisiúnta na hEolaíochta i mBaile Átha Luain

Cillian Butler ag baint taitnimh as imeachtaí na Seachtaine Eolaíochta as Gaeilge i mBaile Átha Luain mar chuid den Midlands Science Festival. Bhí ceardlann faoin eolaíocht ag Midlands Science i mBaile Átha Luain an tseachtain seo chaite. I nGaeilge a bhí an cheardlann agus bhí grúpa mór páistí i láthair.Is í Seachtain náisiúnta na hEolaíochta […]

Exploring the Science of Swimming in Lough Ree

Swimmers including 10 year old Amy Walsh from Athlone, enjoying a swim in Lough Ree as part of the Midlands Science Festival event Splash which explored the science of cold water swimming. Exploring the Science of Swimming in Lough Ree Almost 100 brave swimmers dived into a cold Lough Ree on Sunday morning with the […]

Sing Up for Science in Tullamore

Tullamore Library was alive with sound of music last night as it hosted a special concert for the Midlands Science Festival. Sing Up For Science was a unique concert with Bohemian Strings and Dr Claire O’Connell. The concert took the audience through a variety of classical and pop favourites and also included a rapid name […]

Science Scrum in Athlone

Buccaneers Rugby Club had a large crowd in attendance last Tuesday night for a special science week event exploring the science of rugby with Jack Carty and Rosie Foley. They were in conversation with leading science communicator Dr Craig Slattery of UCD and the conversation explored how much technology has evolved in the past number […]

Vitruvian Man Comes to Tullamore

‘The Vitruvian: Uncovering the Layers of Cancer’ is a body of work by Tullamore local and leading Irish artist, Vincent Devine. It has been co-created with cancer researchers and patient partners at the UCD Conway Institute, University College Dublin. Inspired by the iconic drawing of ‘The Vitruvian Man’ by artist and scientist Leonardo da Vinci, […]