Galway Science and Technology Festival to return this weekend

Galway Science and Technology Festival will take place from the 13th to the 25th of November this year, with the festival celebrating 25 years of inspiring young people, and the public, about the world around us.

The festival will host over 200 free events for 35 thousand primary and secondary school students. There will be a variety of shows and workshops taking place for schools. The festival has partnered with Galway City Museum, Galway Atlantaquaria and Brigit’s Garden to provide Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths related workshops and tours.

The central theme for the celebration is Infinite Possibilities. The festival is asking people to explore the infinite possibilities of science. Talking about the theme, the festival organisers said: “As a society, we have shown our resilience and ability to withstand adversity, bouncing back from difficult challenges we face in our daily lives and as a collective.

“Science is an important part of a shared better future – helping us to understand our world, inspiring new opportunities, and providing potential solutions. From the infinite variety of our amazing planet and the adaptability of nature to our ability to face the unexpected, the possibilities are endless.”

For a special one-day event, the festival will return to the University of Galway campus on Sunday 13 November. The exhibition aims to inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers. There will be interactive stands hosted by world-leading global companies, local universities, research centres and local primary and secondary schools. Some of the stands set to be featured will be hosted by The Marine Institute, Galway Atlantaquaria as well as the Bug Doctor, who will visit with a variety of creatures that attendees can meet.

The exhibition will also include over 20 educational workshops and shows providing fun and entertainment for the family to enjoy. The exhibition is free to attend. The tickets for both the shows and workshops will be available on Eventbrite, from 11 am, on Saturday 5 November.

Paul Mee, Chairman of the Galway Science and Technology Festival, has called on everyone to get involved and expects over 15 thousand people to attend the one-day special exhibition. Mr Mee explained: “There are many events for the public to get involved this year, and learn more about the world around us and see first-hand how nurturing an interest and encouraging curiosity in young children inspires the next generation of scientists and engineers.”

Since its beginning in 1998, the festival has grown to become the largest event in Ireland to promote STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math).

For more information and for the schedule of events, visit the Galway Science and Technology Festival’s website.

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