Science, Engineering and Food Science

Celebrate Science Festival

SFI researchers are celebrating the power of science with Open Days, displays, workshops, tours & public forums on all aspects of science, maths and engineering.

The Cork Family Open Day will kick-off Celebrate Science week on Sunday November 9th in the UCC Western Gateway building with over 30 different workshops and displays for adults and children. Children and adults can choose from Lego Robotics, Photonics, Disgusting Digestion, Maths and other workshops. There will be dancing robots, electric cars and raspberry pis. While some of the events will appeal to younger kids (e.g. exploring the digestive tract of APC’s Alimentary Adventures tunnel , Disgustin’ Digestion workshops and some of the Lego workshops) many of the workshops and tours are for older teenagers and adults e.g. the tours of UCC Brewery and Bakery and the world-renowned FLAME lab where our future doctors learn about the human body are for 16+, molecular biology workshops are for teenagers and adults and tours of Tyndall National Institute are for 18+. MaREI will give you an opportunity to track a mystery animal or test drive a remotely operated underwater vehicle or learn how your Xbox can be powered with renewable energy. IPIC scientists will allow you to use their Explore Photonics kits in their interactive workshops. At the Infant display you will be able to hear baby brainwaves with their musical stethoscope and check out their iPad app to monitor brain development.

Celebrate Science continues in Cork during Science Week During with an Open Night at the Tyndall National Institute on Wednesday 12th and Public Forums each evening including: MaREI’s “Climate Change and its Impacts; past, present and future,” APC’s “Superbugs: friends and foes” (from influenza to ebola, to mining microbes and bacteria and mental health) and Infant’s “C-Sections; the risks and the benefits for mothers on babies” and school visits & lots more too. Many events are bookable, and are filling up fast, so log on to 2/cork/

The Celebrate Science Festival runs in conjunction with Science Week Ireland from November 9th to 15th, is organised by the education and public engagement staff in SFI’s Research Centres in Cork, Limerick, Galway and Dublin and is funded through SFI Discover’s Education & Public Engagement programme.

Category: Conferences: Science Engineering and Food Science
Time: beginning Sunday @12 noon
Location: UCC Western Gateway Building
Target Audience: All Welcome
Admission Price: € free
Contact: Catherine Buckley
021 4903362

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