Featured Events

Super Cool with London Science Museum

Saturday 17th November  12 noon – 12.50pm, Wexford County Council, Carricklawn, Wexford, Y35 WY93

Join Plasticine Pete and Pam as they travel to the extremes of temperature, and investigate the incredible effects of the coldest substance you'll ever see - liquid nitrogen. Find out what it feels like to touch a cloud, make instant ice cream, and stick your fingers in your ears as we blow up a balloon Science Museum-style!

Open event, suitable for adults, family groups, young people, school and community groups. All welcome.

Phone: (053) 9196569 to book

LONDON SCIENCE MUSEUM are part of the world’s leading group of science museums, the London Science Museum founded in 1857 brings science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine to over 3.3 million visitors each year.

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Humanology: A Scientist's guide to our amazing existence

Saturday 17th November,  11am – 11.50 am,Wexford County Council, Carricklawn, Wexford

Taking us on an incredible journey across centuries and galaxies, accompanied by his characteristic wit, Professor Luke O’Neill explains how it all began, how it all will end and everything in between.

Among many fascinating facts, you’ll discover the science behind how we got to be so smart, the science of finding love, why we follow religions, and how robots will become part of everyday life.

 

Open event, all welcome.

Phone: (053) 9196569 to book.

 

PROFESSOR LUKE O’NEILL is professor of Biochemistry in the School of Biochemistry and Immunology at Trinity College Dublin. Among his many awards, he recently received the 2018 Seymour and Vivian Milstein Award for his world-leading research. Professor O’Neill also has a very popular and highly engaging weekly Science radio slot on Newstalk.

 

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Natures Lego Set: How milk is transformed into butter

Tuesday, 13th November, 7pm – 8.15pm, New Ross Library, Barrack Lane, New Ross. Y34 NW56

The art of making traditional dairy products like cheese and butter has been known and practiced in Ireland and worldwide for centuries, but only in recent years has the science of these amazing transformations been understood.  In this talk, Professor Kelly will explain, and demonstrate, how the basic building block of milk components assemble in different ways to give these products, and how tiny differences in biology give rise to the huge range of cheese types we know and love. There will also be a range of Wexford produced cheese and yogurt products from Wexford suppliers on display and the scientists available to talk with you.

Open event, suitable for adults and young people.

Phone: (051) 421877 to book.

ALAN KELLY is a professor in food science at University College Cork, who specialises in teaching and research into the science of dairy products.

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WexSci, the Wexford Science Festival is new this year. Building on a smaller event last year we are delighted to offer the first science festival in County Wexford to promote science, technology, engineering, and maths (STEM) in 2018.

The Festival is led by Wexford County Council in partnership with I.T Carlow, WIT, Waterford Wexford ETB, EPA, BIM and funded by SFI. A weeklong innovative festival is promised, with many events, in libraries, community and family resource centres, in schools and colleges and for the Science Showcase at The Street, Wexford County Council, Carricklawn, Wexford. Events will be fun and engaging, there will be something to interest people of all ages and knowledge.

Wexford has been identified by research from SFI as a low intervention county in terms of STEM participation. With this in mind, we have developed a festival programme to stimulate interest and debate about STEM. Our aim at WexSci is to encourage people to engage with science in a fun and interactive way. We want to talk to the amateur and the professional, the curious and all wishing to follow a career in science. We hope to engage and inspire people of all ages, and to promote awareness and understanding of the importance and relevance of STEM to everyday life.

We invite young people and adults to take part in the events across County Wexford each day during the festival. Featuring some of the best national and international scientists and researchers, who will demonstrate and discuss a broad range of subjects, from humanology to climate change and meteorology, from code breaking to astronomy, from the transforming qualities of milk to neuroscience. There are opportunities all week for you to to experience STEM in a hands-on way, to learn how to be a laboratory technician, engineer, sports scientist, marine biologist, agronomist, immunologist, environmentalist, computer scientist, energy conservator and much more.

The highlight of the week is the STEM Showcase, an open day for all. Everyone is invited to visit the shows and explore the many science stands and interactive demonstrations in the WexSci Science Showcase at Wexford County Council, Carricklawn, Wexford on Saturday, 17th November.

There is something for everyone at WexSci, do take part, and bring your family and friends. We look forward to meeting you. We hope you enjoy the festival. (WexSci Wexford Science Festival Steering Committee.)