The 2014 Galway Science & Technology Festival, November 10th to 23rd, will bring 25 shows and workshops to 35,000 primary and secondary school students throughout Galway City and County over the two weeks of the Festival, culminating in the ‘not to be missed‘ amazing FREE Family Day Exhibition on Sunday 23rd November at NUI Galway.
Highlights for the 2014 Galway Science and Technology Festival include:
- Sue McGrath’s ‘Air-mazing’ Show
- Dr Ken Farquar’s brilliant circus show
- Stargazing with the Killaloe Exploration Dome
- Galway’s own Mad Scientist Craig Stevens will all be attending schools and engaging students in Science & Engineering.
- Bubble Magic will once again entertain the young students while explaining the science behind the massive bubbles.
- Dr How’s Science Wows demonstrating the Science of Sound in a very interactive workshop for primary schools.
There is something for everyone all free of charge thanks to our main sponsor Medtronic and our host of other generous sponsors.
The Galway Science Festival is very fortunate to have the support and cooperation of NUI Galway, who provide wonderful workshops for the schools and host tours of their labs, provide science demonstrations and send out the NCBES roadshow.
GMIT also make a major contribution to the Festival by hosting a series of visits by both primary and secondary schools with workshops.and guided tours of GMedTech – the GMIT Biomedical Engineering Research Centre.
Free Family Fun Day
The final day ‘not to be missed‘ amazing family day Exhibition will be held on Sunday 23rd November when NUI Galway will once again open their doors to the public at 10am and a turnout of c.20,000 people is expected. Demonstrations, workshops and shows that visited schools will all be available on the day to attend in addition to exhibits by local companies and sponsors Medtronic, Cisco, Boston Scientific, Hewlett Packard, Avaya and Fidelity Investments educational bodies NUIG and GMIT and fantastic exhibits by local primary and secondary schools all under one campus. Additional sponsors include Science Foundation Ireland, Galway Enterprise Board, IDA Ireland, Galway County Council, Údaras na Gaeltachta, Creganna, Enterprise Ireland and the Marine Institute.
To help people plan their day and to ensure they get to see as much as possible tickets will be available from Friday 14th November. Visit www.galwayscience.eventbrite.ie to book the shows and workshops all free of charge.