Mid & East Antrim Borough Council’s press release on the Science Summer School Northern Ireland launch 2022

The Science Summer School is aimed at inspiring the next generation of scientists, engineers and innovators.

The initiative was established in 2012, at St. Paul’s Way Trust School in East London, by Lord Andrew Mawson OBE and Professor Brian Cox CBE.

The project is now expanding nationally with the aim to make ‘the UK the best place to do science and engineering in the world’.

The Science Summer School Northern Ireland will be held in conjunction with Mid and East Antrim’s Manufacturing Task Force, leading educators and influencers from across the STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths) sectors.

The event will help to activate the curiosity of up to 400 young people taking part through an inspiring mix of STEAM seminars, discussions, hands-on experiments and insights.

“Lord Mawson OBE said:

The Science Summer School initiative here in Northern Ireland will activate the curiosities of the young people who take part and hopefully inspire them to great things.

This annual celebratory event and the allied programme of STEAM related activity throughout the year provides a vital catalyst to bring together different partners from education and enterprise. I am delighted to see so many companies have ‘signed up’ to support our first event this year.

“There is never a better time to be bringing the Science Summer School Northern Ireland hosted by Professor Cox to Ballymena”.

31st January 2022

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