Galway Science and Technology Festival events at ATU

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ATU is ready to host a number of workshops, talks and interactive events for students and teachers as part of Galway Science and Technology Festival (GSTF) 2023 next week.

The events in ATU’s Galway City campus (Dublin Road) are open to primary school pupils and teachers and secondary school science teachers to support their teaching and inspire their students. Many events are also open to the public.

The festival’s theme ‘Human?’ invites active participation from pupils, their families, and the public.

On Monday 13 November from 6 to 8pm, a public talk titled ‘Skyward Bound: Stargazing & Astronomy Q&A’ will be delivered by ATU lecturer Dr Gary Kenny.

Also on 13 November, two workshops will take place for secondary school teachers of science, home economics and PE, delivered by ATU lecturers Dr Robert Mooney and Dr Paula Conroy in the campus’ All Core Gym from 6 to 8pm.

On 13 November, a workshop for primary school pupils called ‘Cell Explorers Fantastic DNA’ will be delivered by ATU’s Dr Karen Finn and Dr Anthonia O’Donovan in room 374 on campus.

On 14 November, a VEX Workshop for primary schools pupils and teachers titled “Build and Code a Robot” will be delivered by Dr Carine Gachon in the School of Engineering.  Dr Gachon will travel to Ballinasloe Library to deliver a “Vex workshop at STEMagination Festival with Foroige.

Dr Katie O’Dwyer, ATU School of Science and Computing, and eight international Master of Science students are highlighting important environmental issues in and around ATU Galway City.

Dr Des Foley, ATU Strategic Plan Co-ordinator, long-standing member of the festival executive team and festival committee, said that the diverse range of events they are hosting throughout November reflects the university’s commitment to STEM-related programmes and dedication to fostering science, engineering, and technology.

“The commitment and support from the ATU Galway community is instrumental in the continued success of the festival. Join us at the festival launch on Sunday, 12 November.”

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