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November 12, 2007

Surrounded by Science

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We are surrounded by Science, Technology and Engineering.

This year Science Week Ireland explores this theme and illustrates just how much science surrounds us every day.

Science all around us did not come out of the air. Behind every great invention is a great inventor, an innovator, a scientist or engineer. All of the gadgets and technologies that make our lives easier and more enjoyable began as an idea.

Thinking about the science that surrounds us, it is clear that science is not only about labs and white coats. It is also about creativity and ingenuity, solving problems and dreaming of making the impossible a reality.

Science Week is Ireland's biggest annual promotion of science to the general public. The week-long programme of events across Ireland each November aims to make science more interesting and accessible to children and adults alike.

planets_blue01_200.jpgIn Kildare, a number of events are taking place at NUI Maynooth.
View a list of events here or visit the NUI Maynooth science 4 All website.

Science Week is coordinated by the Discover Science & Engineering (DSE) programme. DSE aims to increase interest in science, technology, innovation and engineering among students, teachers and members of the public.

DSE's mission is to contribute to Ireland's continued growth and development as a society that has an active and informed interest and involvement in science, engineering and technology.

science_cells_200.jpgIts overall objectives are to increase the numbers of students studying the physical sciences, promote a positive attitude to careers in science, engineering and technology and to foster a greater understanding of science and its value to Irish society.

DSE is managed by Forfás on behalf of the Office of Science and Technology at the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment.

Contact Details
Science Week Ireland, Discover Science & Engineering, Wilton Park House, Wilton Place, Dublin 2
Tel: + 353 1 6073042