Featured Events

The Role of Science in Modern Day Sport Performance

University of Limerick, Wednesday 15 November 2017 8 - 10pm

Guest Speakers are Bernard Dunne and Rena Buckley. Bernard Dunne is a retired Professional Boxer. He is a former WBA Super Bantamweight World Champion, a former European Super Bantamweight Champion. Bernard is currently the High Performace Director for Irish Boxing with the Irish Athletic Boxing Association. Rena Buckley is the GAA's most decorated female player having won 11 Senior All Ireland Football medals and 7 Senior All Ireland Camogie medals, the most recent in 2017 as captain of the Cork Senior Camogie team

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How to build an Iron man suit

Monday, 13 November 2017, 10 – 11am, University of Limerick

In the superhero world, the greatest invention is perhaps Tony Stark’s Iron Man suit. When he wears the suit, Stark can fly, shoot lasers from his hands and fire rockets from his shoulders. The suit also makes Tony Stark stronger while protecting his body. In addition, the suit contains advanced sensors that can measure Stark’s heart rate, blood pressure and detect any injuries that he might suffer when battle villains. Amazingly enough, thanks to recent scientific and engineering advancements we have developed much of the technology in the suit.

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Science behind a Successful Athlete

Tuesday, 14 November 2017, 10 – 11am, Department of Physical Education and Sport Sciences, UL

The Science behind a Successful Athlete' Get a taster to each of the disciplines in Sport Sciences in the following workshops: The Physiology of an Olympic cyclist, The Athlete Brain (psychology), The Science of Skill Acquisition: From the Coach to the Athlete.

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Once again, the University of Limerick, Mary Immaculate College and Limerick Institute of Technology have joined to present a range of activities and experiences to celebrate the role of science in the lives of people in the Mid-West region. The three third level institutions in Limerick City will share their enthusiasm for science, technology engineering, arts and mathematics (STEAM) with everyone in the region.

Science Week brings everyone together from children and adults, to scientists, engineers and technologists and is designed to spark curiosity, inspire imagination and unleash the potential that can help shape the future. Our festival aims to challenge stereotypes so young people can see the diversity of people that work in STEAM.

This year’s festival features a range of scientists and engineers from various backgrounds, ages, and disciplines. A variety of interactive talks, workshops, quizzes, competitions, cafe science and fun activities will take place across Limerick City & County and County Clare during the week of the Festival.

The events are guaranteed to interest and intrigue! All events are free. Come along and get engaged!