Burning questions: Thousands of Limerick students take part in Science Week

Jess Casey

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Jess Casey

Limerick hurlers Kyle Hayes and Lorcan Lyons promoting #sites4science as part of Science Week Picture: Sean Curtin/True Media

Limerick hurlers Kyle Hayes and Lorcan Lyons promoting #sites4science as part of Science Week Picture: Sean Curtin/True Media

THIS SFI SCIENCE Week sees demonstrations and experiments take place at key locations across Limerick, with thousands of students set to take part in the Limerick Festival of Science. 

‘#Sites4Science’ saw students experiment with green chemistry at the University of Limerick, with the Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) Pharmaceutical Research Centre staging demos promoting energy efficiency and waste prevention. 

This week UL-based Confirm, the Science Foundation Ireland Research Centre for Smart Manufacturing, also hosted a robotics and Smart Manufacturing workshop for students.

 The students began the morning learning about robots and sensors and had the chance to race one of the Rubik’s Cube Solving robots we had on hand.

The UL Physical Education and Sport Science hosted workshops with 105 teenagers from five different school taking part in a series of workshops around the theme of ‘the science behind successful athletes.’

This Thursday, November 15, sees the return of FameLab, the renowned international sci-comms competition, who are on the hunt for the “best new voices in science communication.” 

Armed only with their wits and a few props, emerging voices from the world of STEM will deliver three-minute talks on weird and wonderful science concepts. The event takes place at from 6.30pm at Chez le Fab. 

To find out more, visit www.scienceweek.ie.