Science Summer School
We are hosting the first Summer Science School in Northern Ireland, with Professor Brian Cox CBE in November 2022.
Science Summer School is not a stand-alone event but is a catalyst for a collaborative vision for the borough to nurture future talent, through a series of engagement activities between schools and companies.
Science Summer School aims to inspire young people to become the next generation of scientists with an inspirational programme that mixes the best of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths) through a series of TED-style talks, seminars, discussions and hands-on workshops.
The Science Summer School 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’.
We are bringing world-leading STEM academic and industry leaders to inspire and activate the curiosity of the student attendees at Science Summer School NI in Autumn 2022. Speakers attending the event are sought out as industry and academic leaders who are leading the way across the STEAM subjects. The main event will attract 400 pupils from across NI with an additional evening panel event for students and their parents.
In addition to an enjoyable and challenging daytime programme for students including speaker presentations and participatory workshops, students, their parents/guardians and special guests will be invited to an evening reception followed by a panel session led by Professor Cox CBE with some of the keynote speakers.
This will provide a valuable opportunity to highlight the evolution of career pathways and opportunities available for the future workforce drawing on the experiences of the speakers.
Ryobi are the headline sponsor of the Science Summer School Northern Ireland event, which aims to inspire young people to become the next generation of scientists with an inspirational programme that mixes the best of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths) through a series of seminars, discussions and hands-on experiments.
Council’s Manufacturing Task Force are working with a range of local businesses, schools, universities and partner organisations to bring this exciting opportunity to the borough.
Our hope is that young people will be inspired to embark on a future in science and maybe even become leaders in that field.
"Science is about exploring, and the only way to uncover the secrets of the universe is to go and look."
- Professor Brian Cox OBE