Hello everyone. We are disappointed that we cannot welcome the 1000’s of young people and their parents and guardians on campus this year for our MU Science Week. We will miss the excitement of the audience at our Open Science Labs and at our Robotics Challenges, but hopefully we will see you back on campus for Science Week 2021 where we will work hard to ensure it’s an even bigger and even more exciting event! 

We have uploaded some videos such as Science at Home with our very own Dr. Dan Nickström. The videos will be of interest to audiences age 6 – 16. 

In addition, we are delighted that you will be able to engage with our very own MU STEM students. Find out what it is like to study STEM at Maynooth University from a current STEM student. 

We have presentations and webinars on STEM at Maynooth University available to schools and we will be updating this page regularly with STEM news and events from MU. 

Science at Home with Dr. Dan Nickström  

  • What is it: Science at Home is a collaborative project between Midlands Science and Dr. Dan Nickström from the Dept. of Experimental Physics at Maynooth University. It takes the form of professionally produced short videos on a range of topics of physics and science as a whole. Each episode strives to entertain, educate and engage the viewers in fun and interesting ways.
  • Age group: 6 - 16
  • Branch of science: Physics and General Science
  • Dan is a lecturer in the Experimental Physics Department and a keen physics communicator. He has worked on outreach and education with a variety of organisations for several years. As well as the "Science at Home" series he has also co-created an interactive physics experience in a caravan, taken outreach activities to schools across the country, worked with science summer camps and created art installations for the Electric Picnic music festival.

Study of Bacteria with Prof Kevin Kavanagh

  1. Understanding the Growth of Bacteria
  2. Antibiotic Susceptibility Testing
  3. Diagnosis of Infective agent.

Ocean Energy with Prof John Ringwood and the Department of Electronic Engineering

Making Ocean Energy real

The Centre for Ocean Energy Research at the Department of Electronic Engineering Maynooth University demonstrate that choosing a career in engineering or other science and technology research can lead down very interesting and unexpected paths.....