Featured Events

Café Scientifique in the City – Science of Aircraft Design

Saturday, 16 November 2019, 11am – 12pm

Location: Bank of Ireland Workbench, O'Connell St, Limerick

Have you ever wondered how wings create lift? How do Engineers decide on the most optimised shape for an aircraft? How are new materials making aircraft lighter and more fuel efficient? What will aircraft of the future look like?

Dr Ronan O'Higgins from the School of Engineering UL will provide answers to these questions and more in his presentation "Science of Aircraft Design"

Ballyhoura Science Day

Saturday, 16 November 2019, 11am – 4pm

Location:Croom Sport's Complex

The Ballyhoura Science Day is a free family fun day on the 16th of November, 11am – 4pm, at the Croom Sport’s Complex. The Science day is part of national science week, hosted by Ballyhoura Development, and funded by Science Foundation Ireland. The aim of the Ballyhoura Science Day is to engage children and families alike with Science – through fun and interactive workshops, games and activities.

Workshops include: The science of superheroes, mobile laboratory, climbing wall, outdoor classrooms, exotic mini zoo - and much more! Please visit our webpage for more information www.visitballyhoura.com

The Science of Sport Psychology

Monday, 11 November 2019, 7 – 8:30pm

Location: Physical Education and Sports Sciences Building , University of Limerick, Room P1033

Booking: Click here

Former Irish Rugby International and now a renowned Sports Psychologist Gary Longwell talk and Q/A session will of be interest to anyone involved in Sport.

Coaches, sports scientists, athletes and support staff will gain a lot from his insight. It would also be very suitable for any second level students pursuing the Leaving Cert Physical Education programme or interested in a career in the Sports Sciences

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!