Entries by Gillian Maunsell

Seek the Evidence with Midlands Forum

Local development company, Midlands Science is pleased to announce the first event which will take place later this summer as part of its new Science Communities project, which is funded by Science Foundation Ireland through the Discover Award programme. This initiative is designed to build impactful dialogue and discussion between community groups in the Midlands and those involved in science and public policy. The […]

Global Wind Day Fun!

Midlands Science is delighted to team up with Energia to celebrate Global Wind Day 2021. Global Wind Day is a worldwide event that occurs annually on 15th June. It is a day for discovering wind energy, its power and the possibilities it holds to reshape our energy systems, decarbonise our economies and boost jobs and […]

Connecting Communities Through Science

Midlands Science is pleased to announce Science Communities, an exciting new project which is funded by Science Foundation Ireland through the Discover Award programme and is designed to build impactful dialogue and discussion between community groups in the Midlands and those involved in science and public policy. The experience of the Covid-19 pandemic has shown us how science and science-based decision making has a powerful effect on our future economic […]

Midlands Science Launch 2020 Annual Report

Midlands Science has this week launched its annual report for 2020. This report is presented at a time when there is more global awareness than ever before of the role of science and technology in comprehending and handling infectious disease. Against a dramatically different backdrop and as the world jointly tackles Covid-19, Midlands Science has […]

Talking Tech careers across the region!

Local development company, Midlands Science is delighted to be celebrating Ireland’s Tech Week across the Midlands including in Westmeath this week by hosting a number of virtual talks for secondary schools with the help and support of a range of voluntary corporate speakers. Tech Week is a nationwide festival of technology driven events aimed at students, […]

Virtual Tech Week Talks Planned for the Midlands

Midlands Science is delighted to be celebrating Ireland’s Tech Week next week across the Midlands by hosting a number of virtual talks for secondary schools with the help and support of a range of voluntary corporate speakers. Tech Week is a nationwide festival of technology driven events aimed at students, parents and the public. This […]

Discover Award for Midlands Science

Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science, Simon Harris, TD, this week announced a national investment of €5.2 million through the Science Foundation Ireland Discover Programme. The funding will support 49 public engagement and education initiatives that aim to improve public understanding of science, technology, engineering, and maths (STEM) and engage a […]

Regular Sleep, Healthy Future!

Today is World Sleep Day. The slogan for the 14th annual World Sleep Day is ‘Regular Sleep, Healthy Future.’  World Sleep Day reminds all sleep professionals to educate the world about the importance of regular sleep for achieving better quality of life and global health. World Sleep day has brought us right back to the […]

Celebrate Science at Home this St. Patrick’s Day

As we celebrate all things Irish for St Patrick’s Day, we thought it might be interesting to think about famous people from the midlands who are associated with Science, Technology, Engineering or Maths (STEM) Did you know that the term “electron” was invented by Offaly man George Johnstone Stoney? Stoney made significant contributions to cosmic […]