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. Science Week aims to encourage people to discuss and explore the possibilities that science offers.
Science Week is a week-long event in Ireland each November, celebrating science in our everyday lives. Science Week includes a wide variety of events involving industry, colleges, schools, libraries, teachers, researchers and students throughout Ireland. Science Week has a number of regional festivals offering a range of opportunities for the public to engage with STEM in across Ireland.
Kerry Science Festival is a Munster Technological University (MTU) Kerry initiative and is developed by a team representing education and industry across Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) from the Kerry region area, funded by Science Foundation Ireland. Kerry Science Festival’s 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.
Together we plan to provide a platform showing the variety of ways STEM plays a part in all our lives. Generously supported by Science Foundation Ireland the Festival aims to show the people of Kerry that STEM is very important to the life and prosperity of the county and the country.