Calmast

Centre for the Advancement of Learning of Maths, Science and Technology at Waterford Institute of Technology Calmast, led by Sheila Donegan and Eoin Gill, was established in 2003 at Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) to promote STEM.

This followed considerable activity by WIT staff since the mid 1990s in promoting science and engineering on a national and international level. We have reached hundreds of thousands of people with science supplements, publications, STEM events and activities. Together with Waterford City and County Council, industry groups and schools we aim at developing Ireland’s Southeast as a Science Region with Waterford as the gateway city. Events include the Robert Boyle Science Festival (as part of National Science Week), Waterford Engineering Week (as part of National Engineers Week), the Robert Boyle Summer School and the Bealtaine Festival Celebrating Our Living Earth which incorporates International Day for Biological Diversity in May. In 2006, we founded Maths Week Ireland - the largest festival of its kind in the world: We have also participated in many international STEM festivals in Korea, China, Poland, Italy, Portugal, Czech Republic and the UK. Eoin Gill and Sheila Donegan are the only Irish recipients of the Descartes Award for Science Communication. They received the Engineers Ireland Inaugural Award for Science, Engineering and Technology Awareness in 2007.

Mission: We promote science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) and we aim at developing Ireland’s Southeast as a Science Region.

Operating as usual

Mark and Ally from Explorium Ireland reminded us why it's important to stay curious, ask questions and why things don't always turn out to be what they appear to be at first with their illusions show!

Look closely at their sitting room, does anything look different to you?

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We had a fun morning learning all about reptiles and spiders with Dave's Jungle as part of Science Week 2020!

We are delighted to take part in #Aspire with Abbott as part of #scienceweek2020 #sfi. There is a huge array of inspirational speakers from such diverse backgrounds from all over the island of Ireland Science Week Ireland

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South East Science Festival 2020

Chocolate, Crystallisation and Rosalind Franklin. Join Dr Cordula Weiss as she tells us all in 13 minutes, in celebration of Franklins 100th Birthday as part of #scienceweek2020 #sfi

https://www.calmast.ie/south-east-science-festival-2020-2/

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calmast.ie Video Presentations Here is a selection of videos and other material from this year’s festival Chocolate Crystallisation and Rosalind Franklin Rosalind Franklin ebook A day in the life: resea…

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Adapting to Space

Dr Niamh Shaw is joining us this evening at 7pm to talk about her experience of Adapting to Space in order to live more sustainably on Earth! #stemkilkenny #scienceweek2020 Science Week Ireland

Get tickets to this free event here!
https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/127568297211

eventbrite.ie Living sustainably on Mars to become a better citizen of Earth

Join TSSG this Friday 13th at 11am for a virtual tour of their data centre with the SFI CONNECT Centre.

To register visit: https://bit.ly/3eLyrXn

Join the fun of Science Week this Friday for a virtual tour of our data centre with the SFI CONNECT Centre.
Have your questions answered and discover the connection between your devices and data centres.

All are welcome this Friday 13th November at 11am.
To register visit: https://bit.ly/3eLyrXn

#ScienceWeek2020 #datacentre #datacentres
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The Electric Magnet Show

We have events perfect for all ages during our virtual Family Fun Day this Saturday 14th for #scienceweek2020 #sfi

It all kicks off with a crazy and fun STEAM family scavenger hunt by Steve Sherman!
https://www.calmast.ie/event/steam-scavenger-hunt/

Scientific Sue takes us on a journey exploring the world of electricity, magnetism and electromagnetism which ends with us all partying to the sounds emanating from Scientific Sue’s old record player. https://www.calmast.ie/event/the-electric-magnet-show/

Dr Ken Farquhar plays dice with the audience to create their very own unique science show https://www.calmast.ie/event/the-audience-plays-dice/

Get up close and personal with spiders, frogs and reptiles with Dave's Jungle https://www.calmast.ie/event/daves-jungle-2/

Discover the science and maths behind bubbles with Caroline Ainslie https://www.calmast.ie/event/bubbly-science-3/

Take a look at how chemistry and chemists are portrayed in the movies with Dr John O'Donoghue https://www.calmast.ie/event/chemistry-in-the-movies/

and join Mark the Science Guy as he asks 'Are the worlds greatest athletes' top scientists' https://www.calmast.ie/event/are-the-worlds-greatest-athletes-top-scientists-2/

calmast.ie For: All Ages. Join Scientific Sue on this historical and energising scientific journey and find out about some of the really cool science and engineering behind the music industry. It covers 2600 …

Dr Mark Rowe will be joining us this evening at 7pm to discuss The Science of Happiness, why is matters and how to bring more happiness into our lives.

The Science of Happiness: Interested to learn more about happiness is (and isn’t), why it matters & how to bring more happiness into your life? If so, join my FREE talk this evening at 7pm Irish time.
REGISTER here https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/the-science-of-happiness-tickets-127579410451

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Today as part of #scienceweek2020 join the Explorers team as they go on a journey to the rocky seashore – exploring one of the most extreme places on earth where animals live. Find out about the seashells and their friends including some of the tiniest periwinkles to top shells with the coolest spirals, feasting on seaweeds.

The Explorers team are also running a competition this week, to enter, design your very own super transformer inspired by your favourite seashell to be in with a chance to win! #sfi

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Discover some of the world's most famous inventors, including Johannes Guthenberg who invented the modern day printing press, in partnership with Waterford City and County Libraries

#scienceweek2020 #scienceweek #sfi

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Our director Sheila was very busy this week organising STEM kits as part of the South-East Science Festival #scienceweek2020 #sfi #scienceweek

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Libraries are a home for the knowledge that feeds invention and new discoveries 📚 📚 📚

We are delighted to invite 3rd class teachers to register for our Virtual Libraries and Science events next week for Calmast #Scienceweek!
Executive Librarian Tracy will help pupils explore what they can access in the library and at home with online resources in a fun and engaging talk that also looks at the technology and science that libraries use to make sure information and books is available to all our users in many different formats 💻 🖨 🎙 🎮

Events take place Monday November 9th & Tuesday November 10th at 9.30am and 11.30am.

Register for these free virtual events with Executive Librarian Tracy at https://www.eventbrite.ie/o/south-east-science-festival-31656022797

#BelieveinScience

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Upcoming Events – Calmast

The South-East Science Festival is about to kick off as part of #Scienceweek2020 and we are very excited!

Be sure to check out our huge range of events
https://www.calmast.ie/events/

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calmast.ie Loading view. Covid-19 Arrangements: Calmast suspended all face-to-face engagement as part of the effort to slow the transmission of covid-19 virus. Unfortunately we will not be running physical events until restrictions are lifted. At present activities will take place online and in-school only. Ev...

Fantastic work by Newtown TY students for the upcoming #ScienceWeek2020!

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Production line in action - TY students packing Slime making kit materials for local primary schools in Waterford in collaboration with Calmast and Science Week IrelandScience Foundation Ireland. Looking forward to working together on workshops !

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South-East Science Festival 2020

Check out Dave's Jungle to get up close and personal with his reptile show from the comfort of your own home! https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/127596912801

Visit calmast.ie/south-east-sci… to discover our huge range of family and school events #scienceweek2020 #scienceweekireland

Dave's Jungle Waterford Council Waterford Institute of Technology Waterford Chamber of Commerce Abbott Science Foundation Ireland Bausch + Lomb Waterford City and County Libraries

calmast.ie Science Week with WIT (Waterford Institute of Technology) by Calmast. Pictured are Senior Infants, Scoil Mhuire gan Smál Graignamanagh. Picture: Patrick Browne The South – East Science Festival has…

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Kitchen Chemisty with Calmast!
A terrific workshop about experiments you can do at home with Cordula from Calmast as part of Garter Lane Arts Centre's #SprÓg festival - better yet, its online so you can watch when you like!

Absolutely brilliant woman and scientist! We’ll have a couple of events coming up as part of this year’s Science Festivals in the South-East region to celebrate her life and legacy!
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Rosalind Franklin was born #OTD 100 years ago. Her work was instrumental in the discovery of the structure of DNA: https://www.compoundchem.com/2017/07/25/franklin/

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SprÓg workshop alert 🤩👇!

How do you make rainbow noodles for dinner? What’s happening when you bake a cake? How can you set up your own lab at home and experiment with kitchen materials? Find out by taking part in Colourful Kitchen Chemistry workshop with Calmast on Sat Aug 1st 🍲🧪🧫

We are so looking forward to another amazing SprOg festival! It will be a bit different of course but aren't we all looking for things to at home this bank holiday weekend?Together with Maths Week Ireland we have prepared two work-along workshops for you, have a look at www.garterlane.ie for details and have fun!
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Check out the programme for this year's SprÓg Children's Festival 2020 (online)👇

Creative Waterford

Creative Waterford are excited to bring you 4 workshops for Cruinniú na nÓg tomorrow!

At 10 am, join Kiara O'Rourke from Zen Kids in her Mindfulness for Kids Workshop.

At 11 am, Waterford Muay Thai will provide a Self Defence introductory guide which will also improve fitness, confidence, concentration, discipline and mental strength.

12.30 pm, Calmast Kitchen chemistry! What do you know about the science of baking, cooking and doing the dishes? Let’s find out in this hands-on workshop with Calmast, WIT’s STEM Engagement Centre.
Materials required for Kitchen Chemistry
Baking soda
Vinegar
Disposable glove
Several jars or glasses
Red cabbage solution: boil up red cabbage in water until the water takes on a deep purple colour, then strain the purple liquid into a jar and keep it for the workshop
Newspaper to protect your workspace
Optional: food colouring

At 2.30 pm, CoderDojo Dunmore East you’ll learn how to set up Scratch on your own computer at home. With Scratch, you can program your own interactive stories, games, and animations. Scratch helps young people to think creatively, reason systematically, and work collaboratively. Scratch is one of the world’s leading computer science education tools and is developed by MIT. This activity requires no prior programming experience and is open for all. The software is available as a free download for Windows, Mac and Linux systems. All you need a computer and you’re ready to go. A browser based version of Scratch is also available for newer tablet devices, such as iPads.

Enjoy!

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Hope you all enjoyed the workshops today. Remember if you missed any of the videos, they are available to watch back.

We are excited to bring you 5 more workshops for Cruinniú na nÓg tomorrow! No Booking required. All links to videos will be posted at the scheduled times.

At 10 am, join Kiara O'Rourke from Zen Kids in her Mindfulness for Kids Workshop.

At 11 am, Waterford Muay Thai will provide a Self Defence introductory guide which will also improve fitness, confidence, concentration, discipline and mental strength.

12.30 pm, Calmast Engineering Challenge! What is an engineer? What cool things do engineers do? Together with Calmast, WIT’s STEM Engagement Centre, you’ll get the chance to work like an engineer and design and construct something like a real engineer.
Material required for Engineering Challenge
Old posters, (used) A4 or A3 paper
Sellotape
Optional: marshmallows, cocktail sticks

At 2.30 pm, CoderDojo Dunmore East you’ll learn about how computers are put together and the basics of binary code.
You’ll learn about the insides of a computer, identifying all of the parts, what their purpose is and how they work together to allow us to watch YouTube videos, play games, send messages, etc. As well as a presentation, there’ll be a practical activity to create a binary bracelet and show off your nerd skills. This activity requires no prior programming experience and is open for all.

At 4.30 pm, Core Creations invite you to partake in a Juggling Workshop which all the family can be part of and enjoy.

Enjoy!!!

12.30 pm today folks! Tune in to Creative Waterford's Cruinniu na nOg facebook channel :)
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Good morning, we are excited to bring you 5 workshops for Cruinniú na nÓg today! No Booking required. All links to videos will be posted at the scheduled times.

At 10 am, join Kiara O'Rourke from Zen Kids in her Mindfulness for Kids Workshop.

At 11 am, Waterford Muay Thai will provide a Self Defence introductory guide which will also improve fitness, confidence, concentration, discipline and mental strength.

12.30 pm, Calmast Explore the good, the bad and the ugly of plastic with a Drastic Plastic workshop. Find out more about plastic, plastic waste and microplastic, and get all crafty when reusing a plastic bottle in this fun arts and science workshop. Materials required for Drastic Plastic
A clear single-use plastic bottle (1.5L or 2L)
A clear plastic lunch bag
Dental floss
Scissors
Water
Newspaper to protect your workspace
Optional: waterproof markers, food colouring

At 2.30 pm, CoderDojo will take you through an Hour of Code activity, introducing young people to the basics of computer programming. Along with a guided presentation, you’ll work with block-based programming which will give you hands-on experience with a Minecraft-based introductory programming experience. This activity requires no prior programming experience and is open for all. The only software You’ll need is a modern web browser, such as Chrome, Edge or Safari.

At 4.30 pm, Core Creations who will guide you on how to make your very own juggling balls from household items. You will need an old sock, a light plastic bag, some rice, a newspaper, a scissors and sticky tape. Optional measuring tape.

Creative Waterford

We have 5 fantastic STEM workshops created by Calmast for Cruinniú na nÓg starting next Tuesday 9th to the 13th of June. Check out what materials are required and join in the fun!

Remember all video's are prerecorded and will be shared on this page at the scheduled time. No Booking Required!
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Looking forward to this!
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We are very excited to have Calmast STEM workshops for Cruinniú na nÓg this year. The first is next Tuesday 9th June at 12.30 pm.

Calmast will Explore the good, the bad and the ugly of plastic with a Drastic Plastic workshop. Find out more about plastic, plastic waste and microplastic, and get all crafty when reusing a plastic bottle in this fun arts and science workshop.

Get your materials ready!!

Materials required for Drastic Plastic;

A clear single-use plastic bottle (1.5L or 2L)
A clear plastic lunch bag
Dental floss
Scissors
Water
Newspaper to protect your workspace
Optional: waterproof markers, food colouring

Link to the video workshop will be shared on this page next Tuesday at 12.30 pm so tune in!!
#CreativeIreland #CreativeWaterford CreativeIrl Waterford City and County Libraries

Great programme Creative Waterford CreativeIrl Waterford City and County Libraries Watch out for 5 awesome STEM workshops 😊

Cruinniú na nÓg, Ireland's national festival for young people. 30 free online workshops starting this Tuesday with Core Creations. Let the fun begin!!
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Maths Week Ireland

As an introduction to maths and arts today’s #mathsathome activity will get children to think about the numbers in their lives. Where/when is it necessary to use numbers to describe yourself?
Instructions 👉 https://www.mathsweek.ie/2019/activity-of-the-day/
#workingfromhome #homeschooling

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