Midlands Science, the not for profit development company which works to create greater interest in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths ) education and skills among students, teachers and members of the public in the Midlands region were the recent recipients of an award from the Naughton Foundation.
Minister for Finance, Paschal Donohoe, presented the accolade to Midlands Science at an event in Trinity College Dublin on Saturday last.
Upon receiving the award, Dr. Craig Slattery, Chairperson, Midlands Science, noted that support from the Naughton Foundation would assist in the delivery of a number of outreach activities in the region.
“Support from The Naughton Foundation will assist Midlands Science in the delivery of a number of outreach activities in the region and we look forward to working with them. We are grateful to them for their strong interest in science, technology, engineering and maths education in the midlands region and their appreciation of our efforts to grow science capital through long term outreach and public engagement,” Dr. Slattery remarked.
The Naughton Foundation was established by Martin and Carmel Naughton in 1994. It is a private family foundation and its goal is to support worthwhile causes in the arts and education.
Midlands Science undertakes a range of outreach activities throughout the year in the region promoting science, technology, engineering and maths through school workshops, public events and a regional science festival. It is supported by Science Foundation Ireland, The Ireland Funds, The Social Innovation Fund of Ireland and a range of project partners and is managed by a voluntary board of trustees which includes representatives from industry, education and research.