Galway Science and Technology Festival (GSTF ) returns from November 7-21 as a part of Science Foundation Ireland’s National Science Week. As a blended Festival with each in-person and on-line occasions, it’ll supply its trademark sense of enjoyable and pleasure to people of all ages.

The Festival will run for 2 weeks and provides all main faculties in Galway metropolis and county the prospect to take part in a spread of thrilling workshops, talks and occasions. Now in its twenty fourth 12 months, the Festival continues to encourage and encourage Galway to be curious in regards to the world, and to nurture an curiosity in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM ). The Festival is sponsored by Medtronic, native multi-national and indigenous firms, third stage institutes and native authorities and authorities businesses.

The Festival theme is ‘Creating our Future’, encouraging enter from younger folks and their households, and most people, on modern methods to enhance our metropolis and our planet. The Festival theme is a part of the broader government-led venture inviting folks to submit their concepts, huge and small, on how analysis can construct a greater future for all.

The Festival is encouraging everybody to get entangled via participation in a Brainstorm day in your classroom or at house on Wednesday November 10. Submit your concepts to or submit them on our Facebook web page or Twitter, Instagram web page with #galwayscience #creatingourfuture. The Festival will award prizes for inventive concepts posted through the Brainstorm day.

Public Talks

The Festival will host a number of occasions for most people. There will probably be a panel dialogue on ‘Insecure Ireland: what has happened to our energy supply?’ within the Black Box Theatre, Galway, on Tuesday, sixteenth November at 7pm. The dialogue will probably be moderated by journalist Lorna Siggins and will embrace audio system from IBEC, NUI Galway, UCC and the Government to debate the safety of Ireland’s vitality provide, the way forward for new, renewable vitality sources, the rising prices of vitality, and the rising problem of vitality poverty. Tickets are €5 and accessible via the Town Hall Theatre.

The great Dr Barry Fitzgerald is again with ‘Science of Spider-Man‘, describing the science behind the implausible powers of the enduring superhero character. This occasion will embrace a screening of a superhero film in An Pálás cinema on Tuesday, seventeenth November, beginning at 7pm. Tickets accessible from An Pálás Cinema.

The ‘Science of Sea Swimming‘ within the Black Box Theatre on Thursday 18th November at 8pm will function award-winning surfer Easkey Britton, physicist Jessamyn Fairfield and swim coach Caitriona Lynch. They will focus on the hyperlink between the moon and the tides, our connection to the ocean, and easy methods to engineer your technique to the proper swim method. Tickets are simply €10 and accessible via the Town Hall Theatre.

Paul Mee, Chair of the Festival stated he’s happy to welcome the twenty fourth Galway Science & Technology Festival and would encourage everybody to get entangled within the occasions centred across the theme of ‘Creating our Future’.

“We are thrilled to have the ability to place over 500 free particular person occasions in native faculties because of the beneficiant assist of our sponsors. Our mission is to teach folks in regards to the world we stay in and encourage the subsequent technology of engineers and scientists.”

Schools Programme

The faculty’s programme will see over 270 faculties benefitting from workshops, talks and demonstrations which are offered free to the colleges.

“People more than ever, are conscious of the importance of science and technology for their future,” stated Anne Murray, Festival Manager. “We aim to provide the opportunity to participate in hands-on interactive workshops, where schoolchildren and families get to work on experiments themselves and be inspired and curious as they get to test and experiment with different elements. Primary school workshops feature “Something Sciencey” with Jane McLoughlin from fifteenth to nineteenth November, with a distinct theme every day to incorporate rockets, gravity, mild, supplies, and warmth.

Other main faculty workshops embrace ‘Fantastic DNA in a Box’ by Cell Explorers, ‘Colourful Science’ by GMIT, Scientific Sue’s ‘Science of Dragon Show’, ‘Killaloe Exploration Dome’ and ‘Battle of the Bots’ by STEMBook. Schools are additionally invited to attend workshops and excursions in Galway Atlantaquaria, Brigit’s Garden and Galway City Museum.

Secondary faculty college students can take part in coding workshops, talks on ‘Science of Superheroes’ by Dr Barry Fitzgerald, find out about bugs and spiders with the ‘Bug Doctor’, Dr Michel Dugon, science demonstration by Declan Holmes and participate in STEM workshops by Brigit’s Garden and STEMBook.

Career Stories

The Career Stories collection will function native scientists and engineers speaking to secondary faculty college students about their profession path, aiming to encourage them for a profession in STEM. In addition, Genesys and NUI Galway will advise profession steerage academics on computing and engineering research and profession choices at a web based occasion on Friday nineteenth November.

Art Competition

Students are invited to submit a ‘Creating our Future’ artwork piece to [email protected] to be in with an opportunity to win some nice prizes. This artwork competitors is supported by the Creative Ireland Programme and Galway City Council. Closing date for Friday entries is Friday twelfth November, with winners to be introduced on nineteenth November.

Youth Forum

On Friday November 19,, there will probably be a gathering of scholars from Galway metropolis’s secondary faculties to debate a Reimagining of Galway metropolis. They will focus on findings of a survey compiled by the scholars of Galway Community College as a part of their involvement within the European Union’s Erasmus+ programme which focuses on social inclusion, the inexperienced and digital transitions, selling younger folks’s participation in democratic life and their hope for the long run. “Creating our Future reimagining our Cities” together with the Galway National Park City initiative will probably be hosted by famend environmentalist Duncan Stewart.

Tree Planting

As a part of the competition, Galway Community College can be organising tree planting days at Lough Atalia the place they are going to be joined by volunteers from the Dominican College and main faculties supported by the Galway National Park City initiative in planting native bushes as a part of a rewilding programme.

Science on Screen

The Science on Screen Festival Ireland 2021 will display screen two movies through the Festival.

‘Cooked: Survival By Zip Code’ is a function movie which explores the methods during which class, race and zip code predetermine our possibilities of survival throughout environmental crises and ‘Science in Exile’ | TWAS is a brief documentary following the tales of 4 scientists in growing international locations, dedicated to a lifetime of analysis however latest violence has threatened their lives and compelled them to flee their homeland.

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