Entries by Gillian Maunsell

The smiles say it all!

The Midlands Science Festival is a real celebration of science and features something for everyone to enjoy. We are delighted to be in our seventh year with the festival and in planning this year’s programme, we secured some really new and different events and activities as well as bringing back some favourites from previous years, […]

Teamwork Tuesday!

It really is all go today across the Midlands for Science Week today! We are starting out in Tullamore for a careers talk with Jazz Pharma before heading to the library for our spectacular Foodoppi shows! Then we go across to the students in Tullamore College for some climate change science and we are really […]

Making Physics Fun!

Dr Mindflip rolled into the Midlands on Saturday for Science Week and returned again today to some very lucky students in Co. Offaly! Dr MindFlip’s Ultimate Learning Experience has been made by a team of artists, filmmakers, scriptwriters, designers and scientists who describe it as a light-hearted and educational exploration into the laws of physics […]

From Rockets to Sustainability!

We were thrilled to welcome renowned science performer Declan Holmes of Science Ireland back to the region today for a unique show exploring everything from the science of rockets to vuvuzelas to Darth Vader’s voice. Three shows took place in Longford Library today and the feedback has been great. Jackie Gorman said, ‘The science festival […]

Monday Mayhem! From Physics to Fossills!

Today we are all over the Midlands with Science Week events… it’s time for volcanos, vuvuzelas, physics and ecology, Dr Mindflip’s Ultimate Learning Experience and Rediscovery Centre workshops. We are also pleased to welcome the Geological Survey of Ireland (GSI) back  for a series of workshops in St Joseph’s NS in Tullamore this year. GSI […]

Let the Westmeath Science Fun begin!

We have lots happening across the region this week and some of the highlights include STEM career workshops in Mullingar, Harry Potter science fun, Chernobyl exploration, Google Computer Science workshops in association with Camara in Athlone and Google Applied Digital Skills workshops in Mullingar. Mae McLynn of Athlone Library said, ‘We are really pleased to […]

Students, Families and Teachers ASPIRE with ABBOTT at Special STEM Event in Longford

LONGFORD, Nov. 8, 2019 – Abbott, the global healthcare company, hosted a special event in the Back Stage Theatre in Longford that explored career opportunities that exist within the world of STEM (science, technology, engineering, math). Delivered in partnership with Midland Science Festival, ASPIRE with ABBOTT brought together parents, teachers and students to hear from […]

Dinosaur Fun with Dale!

We had so much fun this weekend with Dale Treadwell from Naturally Wild and (the children loved it too!) 🙂 Dale participated in our fantastic Discovery Day which took place this weekend as part of the annual Midlands Science Festival and Science Week. The children loved Dale’s Dinosaur show and they were particularly excited and […]

Thank You!

Collaboration with our valued partners is at the heart of everything we do. We would like to express our thanks once again to our sponsor Integra LifeSciences for their wonderful support of local science at this weekend’s Discovery Day and also a sincere word of thanks to Pauline McKenna of the Sacred Heart School in […]

Anyone 4 Science in the Midlands?

Christine Campbell from Anyone 4 Science has been coming to the region for the past few years during Science Week to provide a range of different fun, hands-on science, engineering and maths activities for local students of all ages. We were delighted to see Christine in the region again this week for our open Discovery […]