And it all started with a Big Bang - Science Week 2014


Science Week at IT Carlow is so big this year it runs right throughout the month of November! Dr David Ryan, Head of Department of Science and Health at the Institute is excited about this year’s event.  “Over 2000 people will attend events at IT Carlow as part of Science Week 2014 and these will include primary, secondary and third level students, researchers and staff.  Activities include guest speakers, science shows, health screening, workshops, a pharmacy technician national conference, laboratory demonstrations and tours.  For example, Professor Des Higgins, one of the world’s most influential scientists visiting us this year. He has recently being named by Nature – the International Weekly Journal of Science as one of the most cited researchers of all time.”

The annual event now in its thirteenth year at IT Carlow, offers something for everyone.  It opens on November 5th with a presentation from Captain Andrew Brady on the use of scientific analysis and forensics in the military and closes on November 26thth when a sport science triathalon takes place in IT Carlow.  Firm favourite Christine Campbell returns this year on November 12th with her new show ‘The Science of Fire” for primary school children.

The aim of Science Week is to promote the relevance of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) in our everyday lives and to demonstrate their importance to the future development of Irish society and to the economy. Science Week is coordinated by SFI Discover, the education outreach programme of Science Foundation Ireland.  For more information on events in IT Carlow and across the country, visit