Entries by Gillian Maunsell

Networking at SFI Annual Science Summit…

We had the pleasure of attending the annual Science Foundation Ireland Science Summit in Athlone today where Director of the festival, Jackie Gorman, addressed a large audience of like-minded scientists and researchers at one of the summit workshops on ‘Engaging the Public with Impact’. This year’s summit was attended by 300 members of the science […]

He said, she said….

  Last year we took note of some of the comments made by teachers who were fortunate to host a Science Week event in the Midlands as part of the Midlands Science Festival 2013. We hope teachers (and parents!) will be just as happy this year …. ‘A key goal of Science Week is to […]

Stargazing on the Bog is now fully booked!

Bord na Móna recently launched a brand new visitor’s centre at Lough Boora Discovery Park and we are really excited to announce that we will be hosting a unique event at Lough Boora during the Midlands Science Festival this year. Nestled in the heart of Ireland, Lough Boora Discovery Park extends to over 2000 hectares […]

Letting Science Loose in Laois!

We are really looking forward to our line-up in Laois this year! The festival will take science out of the lab and into our libraries and primary school classrooms, giving people a variety of fun ways to explore and open up a multitude of ideas for a future career in science. Catherine Casey, Heritage Officer […]

Inspiring Science Speakers set for Midlands Classrooms

A key objective of the Midlands Science Festival, which takes place across the region from November 9th– 16th is to show students that in choosing a career as a scientist and engineer you not only have the power to help change the world for the better, you can also have a lot of fun while […]

Celebrate Science in Offaly!

Among a rich programme of key speakers featuring during the festival is Dr. Craig Slattery, a science communicator and Specialist Lecturer at University College Dublin who is originally from Tullamore. Craig will give a special free public talk in the Coffee Club in Tullamore on the morning of November 13th on ‘The Science of Coffee’. […]

Two Weeks to Go!

The clock is ticking and we wont feel it now until the Midlands Science Festival kicks off with full force! We are getting ready for an action packed week. In addition to the events outlined on the Events page of this website, we have a number of school and workshop events taking place in various […]

In Conversation with…Andreea Wade of Brandalism

I recently had the pleasure of catching up with Andreea Wade, who will be speaking to a large group of secondary school ladies in Tullamore during the Midlands Science Festival…Here’s what she had to say! When did you decide to work in a technology related field and what inspired you? I started coding when I […]

Wrap Up and Get Out…

In recent years in particular, we are being made all the more aware of the importance of nature and the significant role it can play when it comes to our health, well-being and functioning. There is no question that getting out into nature gives us a sense of escape from the stresses and strains of […]