Welcome to Science Week, 2012!

13 Nov

Welcome to Science week, 2012

Science Week (November 11th-18th) aims to promote the use of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) in our everyday lives, and to highlight the role of science in Ireland’s society, economy and its future.

This year’s theme is Everyday Experimenting.

“This year we want to show everybody in Ireland that they are involved in science every day, carrying out scientific processes and experimenting, even when they are not aware of it… Science Week 2012 demonstrates that YOU are a part of Science”

You can find out more about Science Week 2012’s theme, news and events, competitions and resources for hosting your own Science Week event on their website (click here).

Even better, they have a gallery of photos and videos from events throughout the week promoting science in Ireland. We have one for you here featuring Irish comedy duo The Rubberbandits.

Rubberbandits guide to Chemistry featuring Louis Walsh.

NUI Maynooth is also celebrating Science Week with demonstrations of everyday experiments for the public and school students, and public talks from staff members of different science departments throughout the week.

Don’t miss Dr Bryan Roche’s (of the NUIM Psychology Department) lecture “Better than Brain-Training: How Behavioural Training can Really Increase Your Intelligence” today at 7.30pm in John Hume Lecture Theatre 2.

Don’t forget that this year we also host the year long Dublin City of Science 2012 festival. The Lord Mayor of Dublin deemed the city a City of Science at the beginning of the year to honour the hosting of Europe’s largest science event, the Euroscience Open Forum which is coming to Dublin this July.

Enjoy the week, and have fun experimenting!

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