Galway Science & Technology Festival

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Things to do in County Galway, Ireland - Galway Science & Technology Festival - YourDaysOut
Galway, Ireland
Nov 11, 2018 12:00:00 AM - Nov 25, 2018 12:00:00 AM
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The Galway Science & Technology Festival celebrates 21 years as Ireland’s premier Festival for the promotion of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) as part of Science Foundation Ireland’s National Science Week. The Festival will run for two weeks from 11th to 25th November, with over 200 events taking place in schools throughout Galway city and county, and will culminate in the amazing Science & Technology Exhibition on the NUI Galway campus on Sunday 25th November. Galway’s own, Bug Doctor, Dr. Michel Dugon will take part in the exhibition with some of his animal friends including Sophie the tarantula. Dr. Dugon has presented Bug Hunters on RTÉ Junior, and is a lecturer in Zoology at NUI Galway with research interests in developing medications from venom of snakes, spiders and scorpions as described in his recent TEDx talk ‘The Secrets of Spider Venom’ broadcast this month, with over one million views so far, at TED.com. Dr Dugon is looking forward to meeting more eager young scientific minds this year. “I have been involved in the Galway Science and Technology Festival for the past five years, meeting thousands of pupils of all ages and all backgrounds. I have found every single school I have visited to be animated by a genuine thirst for knowledge, making this a very special time of the year for me. The Festival is a truly unique opportunity for academics and scientists to go on the road and to reach the...

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