Entries by Gillian Maunsell

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 […]

Exploring the Night Sky in Offaly

It was so much fun to see all of the faces as they entered and left the Exploration Dome at our recent Science Week Discovery Day. The Exploration Dome is Ireland’s most advanced digital mobile planetarium and Martin is always at hand to explain everything in detail and answer any questions people might have. The […]

The Reptiles Return!

We were delighted to welcome back our friends from the Reptile Zoo Village for this years Midlands Science Festival. People of all ages had the opportunity to meet stick insects, scorpions and snakes and more! We believe this is a wonderful way to show young people just how diverse science can actually be and at […]

Discovering Science in Tullamore and beyond..

Thanks to the wonderful people of #tullamore – all 600 of you who came along and explored the International Space Station, handled tarantulas, made ice cream and made friends with dinosaurs. You were all truly amazing and we had such good fun and we can’t wait to do it all over again in 2020 !! […]

Excitement is building in Laois!

Every year we want the festival to ignite curiosity and let people discover that science and technology can offer amazing opportunities, often in ways that they may not realise. This year’s calendar of activity is bigger and better than ever. We are delighted to announce some of the key events which will take place in […]