ESB Science Blast 2021: What can STEM education offer a changing world?
On Wednesday, April 28th the RDS is hosting a special online event as part of our primary school STEM education programme, ESB Science Blast. Each year the RDS asks leaders from STEM industries and education to join us to tease through some pertinent questions. This year the key question we seek to consider is 'What can STEM education offer a changing world?'
Joining us to look at this
in more detail is Norma Foley TD, Minister for Education, as our keynote
speaker, followed by Fionnghuala O'Reilly, a NASA Datanaut in conversation with
Jess Kelly, presenter of Newstalk’s
ESB Science Blast aims to equip a whole generation of primary
school children with fundamental life-long scientific and problem-solving
skills, not only preparing them for life in the 21st Century but also opening a
future full of possibilities. For 2021 ESB Science Blast is going virtual at
esbscienceblast.com. In response to
our own changing world,
ESB Science Blast TV has been developed,
offering four programmes in both Irish and English that have been designed to
inspire and excite children through a virtual world full of wonder and
investigation. Created with new virtual production technology in use in Ireland for the first time
the RDS is delighted to have an opportunity to showcase
Science Blast TV
at this event.
ESB Science Blast 2021 is proudly funded by the RDS, ESB, The
Naughton Foundation, Irish American Partnership, SteriPack, Jones Engineering,
Matrix, Devenish Nutrition, Irish Aid, and our Irish language partner, Foras na
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