Science Week Ireland 2018
On November 16th this year we are hosting our very first Science Day. We will open our doors to 5th and 6th class students from all over the city. They will experience what it is like to be in a secondary lab and enjoy demonstrations in Physics, Chemistry and Biology. There will be a talk be Peter T. Gallagher, former OCS student who can boast of working for NASA. Gerry from the Zoo will be in also for a talk along with some other slippery zoo inhabitants. On the day also there will be sports science from DCU.
This is a great way for primary school students to get a taste of science. With the help of our past pupils who are currently studying or working in STEM, we hope to show all that anything is possible if you believe you can do it.
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What is Science Week?
Science Week Ireland is an annual event which first took place in 1996 and has grown to a programme of over 800 events scheduled across the country.
Science Week is an annual national celebration of the life-changing and fascinating worlds of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The week-long festival highlights how science, technology and engineering are fundamental to everyday life,
and demonstrate their importance to the future of our society and economy. The annual festival of events, activities, demonstrations, talks and interactive shows is thanks to the
of volunteers, teachers, researchers, companies and fans of the wonderful world of science. Communities all around Ireland
– including schools, colleges, universities, research institutes, businesses and libraries, contribute to running 800 events annually.
It aims to make science more interesting and accessible to children and adults alike. It highlights how science, technology and engineering
are hugely relevant to us all in our everyday lives, lead to interesting and exciting career options and develop creativity in our children.
What are the dates?
This year the dates are Sunday 11th – Sunday 18th November 2018, but don’t forget that some events are happening around the country on either side of the week.
Maths Week Ireland 2018 will take place October 13th to 21st
Maths Week Ireland is an all-Ireland celebration of Maths and is a partnership of over 50 groups – universities, institutes of technology, colleges, schools, museums, libraries, visitor centres, professional bodies – any group that sees the importance of maths and the importance of promoting maths.
Maths Week Ireland promotes, awareness, appreciation and understanding of maths through a huge variety of events and activities.
We are busy planning for Maths Week 2016. Check back regularly to see any updates on events that may be happening in your area and how you can become involved. If you are planning on hosting and/or running an event for Maths Week 2016 please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we can list the event for your area. Maths Week Ireland 2015 had well over a quarter of a million people engaged. (We have accounted for more than 270,000) This included at least 229,000 pupils doing enriching maths activities in school and on-line, Over twenty thousand joining in various large scale events such as Maths in the City Dublin & Belfast, Mallow Maths and Science Fair, Celebration of Mind Botanic Gardens and attending over 150 events at
partner centres all across the island and tens of thousands doing Maths Week puzzles in various media. Through media coverage Maths Week reached into every home on the island. Thanks to all teachers, schools, partners, presenters and sponsors and to all who participated to make it the biggest Maths festival in the world!