Start with a business breakfast this National Science Week

2015 marks 20 years of Science Week: a national, annual event that celebrates the fascinating worlds of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM ).

As part of this year’s Midlands Science Festival, which is heading into its third year and features some 90 events across the four counties of Westmeath, Offaly, Laois, and Longford, career talks will be delivered from a number of speakers from academic institutes such as NUI Maynooth and Trinity College Dublin.

A public event is due to take place in the Athlone Little Theatre on the evening of Friday, November 13. On the night, attendees will hear from experts from the world of medicine, psychology and astronomy for some fascinating discussion and an opportunity for questions afterwards.

This year's programme also includes a business breakfast in the Sheraton Hotel, Athlone, on the morning of Friday, November 13, when members of the business community and the public will have the opportunity to hear from two corporate speakers.

Mr Traoloch Collins, managing director of Athlone-based multinational Ericsson, and Westmeath native, Feargal O'Rourke, managing partner of PwC Ireland will be the speakers on the morning in question. They will talk about the importance of STEM skills for the future of Irish society and the economy.

Booking is essential and places will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

For further details see www.midlandssciencefestival.com  

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