Teagasc at Munster Maths and Science Family Fair14 October 2018 14 October 2018
Venue Mallow GAA Complex, Carrigoon, Mallow, Co Cork
Teagasc will be participating in the 8th Annual Munster Maths and Science Family Fair. Phoebe Hartnett from the Teagasc Pig Department and Natasha Browne from the dairy research team will discuss the work that Teagasc is carrying out to improve pig and dairy cow performance and welfare. A range of the modern technologies that we use to monitor and improve the animals’ experiences and productivity will be on show to demonstrate the science behind animal production. Sheila Morgan and Grace O'Callaghan will discuss the Food Research Programme.
Richard Walsh and John Casey, Teagasc foresters, will be outlining how trees intersect with our daily lives, from the new ‘living lab’ provided by the Mallow NeighbourWood project to ‘where does your hurley come from’? Climate change and how tree species research can help mitigate these changes will also be discussed.
Approaching 5,000 attendees in 2017, this huge STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) fair is now well established as a beacon event for STEM and an extension of the Mallow Maths & Science Schools Initiative to learn about STEM and to create awareness of how it envelops our daily lives.
Thirteen schools from the Mallow, Buttevant and Doneraile areas will once again be showcasing their projects alongside the professionals and giants, some of which include the ever-popular Physics Busking group, Blackrock Castle Observatory, Blizzard Entertainment, the Maths Week crew, CIT, and UCC, together with local icons such as Teagasc, Dairygold, Kostal, EPS Group, and Hobart/AV Pound to name but a few.
The fair is geared towards all ages and attendees will enjoy a wide range of fun and interactive exhibits and demonstrations. It also provides a valuable opportunity to discuss with the professionals their careers working as an engineer, scientist, researcher, etc., as well as their paths to achieve their professions.
Enjoy and test 3D exhibits, surround yourself with stars in the Planetarium Dome, solve riddles, test your gaming skills, unlock giant puzzles, create musical straws, windmills, rockets, and have lots of fun with so many more hands-on science experiments and demonstrations. For more information see: http://www.mathsweek.ie/2018/event/munster-maths-and-science-family-fair/