Featured Events

Science in Elite Sports Performance

Wednesday 10th  10.00am // Bruce Wardop & Aubrey Storey /TY & Senior Cycle

Science in Elite Sports Performancehttps://www.calmast.ie/event/science-in-elite-sports-performance/

Have you ever wondered how science helps your favourite athletes to optimise their performance? What is the ideal body composition for an All-Ireland winner? How "fit" does an elite cyclist need to be? Can we predict marathon performance from a test in the lab?

Studying the performance profiling of cyclist Sam Bennett, predicting marathon performance of Irish running legend Aubrey Storey and body composition analysis with Kilkenny Hurlers

These questions and more will be answered in this exciting Science Week presentation delivered by Bruce Wardop & Aubrey Storey the Department of Sport & Exercise Science, WIT

Further Information Available here: https://www.calmast.ie/event/science-in-elite-sports-performance/

Family Fun Day

South-East Science Festival are holding a huge range of family fun virtual events this Science Week, Saturday 14th.

Discover the wonderful world of Dave’s Jungle, Bubbly Science with Caroline Ainsley, Chemistry at the Movies with Dr John O’Donoghue, Play Dice with Dr Ken Farkuhar and so much more!


STEAM Scavenger Hunt with Steve Sherman Saturday 10.00am Sunday 5.00pm

STEAM Scavenger Hunt

Bubbly Science with Bubblz 10.00am – 10.45am

Bubbly Science

Dave’s Jungle 12.00pm-1.00pm

Dave's Jungle

Are the world's greatest athletes' top scientists? with Mark Langtry 1.00pm-2.00pm

Are the World's Greatest Athletes Top Scientists?

The Audience Plays Dice with Dr Ken Farquhar 2.00pm-2.45pm

The Audience Plays Dice

The Electric Magnet Show with Scientific Sue 3.00pm-3.45pm

The Electric Magnet Show


Chemistry in the Movies with Dr John O’Donoghue 4.00pm-4.45pm

Chemistry in the Movies


The Science of Happiness

Tuesday 9th 7.00pm // Dr Mark Rowe // Adults

Explore ‘The Science of Happiness’ with Dr Mark Rowe. Modern medicine emphasises a pill for every ill (a plaster solution). When strengthening the foundations of our physical and mental health is what’s needed most. Emphasising the importance of self-care to enable us to learn from adversity and overcome burnout.

‘The preventative stitch in time saves nine.’

Further information available here: https://www.calmast.ie/event/the-science-of-happiness/

The South – East Science Festival has been coordinated by Calmast, STEM engagement centre based in Waterford Institute of Technology since 1999!

Attracting over 20,000 participants in 2019 and now in its 21th year, the festival celebrates the wide and wonderful world of science and its impact on our everyday life.

Moving online this year, delve into The Science of Happiness, explore Covid-19 Mathematical Modelling, leap into the natural world around you with Biodiversity and Geology Field Trips, learn about exciting animals, learn how science is influencing the future of farming and much more!

The South – East Science festival includes a family day on Saturday November 14th featuring a cohort of online STEM shows and workshops using our STEM packs to help you get creative from the comfort of your home, making your very own Slime and much more!

Calmast works in collaboration with industry partners, councils, and non-government organisations to bring STEM events to schools, families and the public in the Southeast region of Ireland