Tralee, 01 November 2022: MTU President, Professor Maggie Cusack and Head of School of STEM Professor Joseph Walsh have today launched Kerry Science Festival following the national launch of Science Foundation Ireland’s (SFI) launch Science Week 2022 last Thursday.
Kerry Science Festival, now in its 6th year, will take place across the month of November, with the majority of events during national science week between the 13th and 20th of November, as always culminating with the very popular STEM Showcase & Family day at MTU’s Kerry North Campus on Saturday 19th of November.
“Ar scáth a chéile a mhaireann na daoine,” an Irish saying, meaning that we need and depend on each other is the underlying mission of the 2022 Kerry Science Festival. The festival will tie together the national SFI “Infinite Possibilities” theme with examples of just how people and communities have relied on each other during the Covid19 pandemic, and more recently the war in Ukraine and how Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths plays a role in offering local, national and global solutions to ensure a bright future.
At the launch Professor Joseph Walsh said “Kerry Science Festival’s main mission is to allow our local community to engage with science in an open and accessible way. We do this by undertaking significant outreach to schools, community groups and by hosting a large family showcase day on the MTU Kerry North Campus. Our events span across many themes including the IKC3 Climathon ‘Climate Smart Kerry’ in association with Climate KIC, Lets Code with Scratch, the “Power Me Up (Renewably) workshops for primary school students, an information session for the Postgraduate Diploma in Bioeconomy with Business Information, climate-themed movie screenings, Shine a Light – BioPhotonics, and a range of other events.”
If you’re looking forward to another action-packed festival this year you can visit www.kerryscience.com for a full event list and registration information.
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