Tipperary Festival of Science 2018 is back with a bang

Noel Dundon

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 the University of Limericks Synthesis and Solid State Pharmaceutical Centre demonstrating forensic science techniques to students

Science week in full flow

The event which was recently launched in the Source Library Thurles, will run from November 12-17.

To celebrate Ireland’s National Science Week, Mary Immaculate College in collaboration with Science Foundation Ireland, Limerick Institute of Technology and Tipperary County Council Library Service are bringing STEM to Tipperary as part of the Tipperary Festival of Science.

The event which was recently launched in the Source Library Thurles, will run from November 12-17. The week of fun, inspiring and engaging activities is aimed at both primary and second level school students and their teachers. Events include interactive science shows and inquiry based, hands-on workshops. Highlights include Slime, Rockets, Bubbles Science Shows and Go Fly Your Kite Workshops at MIC Thurles; Donal Vaughan’s Science Magic at the Source Theatre Thurles; Eccentric Energy Workshops at Nenagh Library; Biomechanics Workshops in Templemore Library and Zap Crackle and Pop Shows at the Excel Theatre, Tipperary Town.

The week-long celebration of science will come to an end on Saturday November 17 with a STEM Open Day at MIC Thurles which will include a schedule of free STEM shows, workshops and lots more fun from 11am – 3pm.

The Tipperary Festival of Science 2018 runs from November 12-17 in venues across Tipperary. Please visit www.sfi.ie/engagement/science-week/ to view the full schedule of events.