Limerick Festival of Science
The Limerick Festival of Science project was created to inspire and engage people of all ages and backgrounds in science, technology, engineering, art & design, and mathematics. The project is coordinated by the University of Limerick (UL) in association with Mary Immaculate College (MIC) and the Technological University of the Shannon (TUS). The Bernal Institute, the SSPC Centre and Lero (UL-based Science Foundation Ireland Research Centre for Software), the Limerick Learning Hub (Kileely Limerick) and the University Access Campus Centre based at Roxboro are also partners. Over the years Science Week has become embedded in the mind set of the Mid West (Clare, Limerick, Tipperary and South Galway) through the variety of engaging Limerick Festival of Science activities. Presenters captivate, inform and educate by clearly explaining the new technologies, engineering concepts, arts, design and mathematics (STEAM) that shape our future. During the many events planned participants will be offered the opportunity and space to explore the infinite possibilities of science and the role it plays in understanding our world and humans' relationship with the planet. With some 300 festival activities planned, there will be something for everyone! The wonders of STEAM sparks curiosity and creativity, inspiring the imaginations of young and old through its novel festival programme. The commitment, engagement and imagination of partners, Limerick Festival of Science grows from strength to strength annually, ensuring the Festival's success in achieving its targets and meeting its objectives year-on-year.