Cork has education down to a science
Get your microscopes ready because the Munster Maths and Science Fair is returning to Cork this autumn.
Taking place on 16 October at the Mallow GAA Sport Complex, the fair will feature fun activities which for all ages, including interactive demonstrations, science experiments, robotics, 3D visuals, games, and many more exciting displays.
Both entertaining and educational, the fair’s key aim is to increase awareness around Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) and the roles they play in our everyday life.
Cork County Council, through the Economic Development Fund (EDF), will be the main sponsor of this year’s Munster Maths and Science Fair.
The Mayor of the County of Cork Cllr Danny Collins said the event will inspire people to seek further education and careers in the many educational institutions and industries in Cork that require people with inquisitive minds and qualifications in the fields of STEM.
He said: “It gives me great pleasure to see Cork County Council through the EDF sowing the seeds of the quest for knowledge in the younger generation.
“By hosting this event, we show Cork’s commitment to not just the patrons attending this fair but also to the industries that might seek to invest here. I wish the organisers the best of luck with the event and I offer them my thanks for their efforts in reinstating this great event post lockdown.”
Also commenting was Chief Executive of Cork County Council, Tim Lucey, who said he was delighted to see the fair return after the pandemic.
“As one of the many great events the people of Cork could not enjoy due to the Covid pandemic, I am delighted to see the Munster Maths and Science Fair return to North Cork,” said Mr Lucey.
He continued: “Cork County Council is steadfast in its commitment to maintaining and enhancing Cork’s achievements as a front-runner in scientific research, education, and manufacturing.
“The EDF is available for initiatives like the Munster Maths & Science Family Fair that continue to foster interest in the STEM subjects to both young and old.”
Everyone is invited to attend the event and entry is free. For more information, check on the event Facebook page @munstermathsandscience.