Science Summer School

Science Summer School

Get Curious, Get Learning, Get Excited about STEAM careers with Science Summer School!

‘Science Summer School’ launches a future in STEAM opportunities for young people

Mid and East Antrim Borough Council is delighted to announce that the prestigious ‘Science Summer School’ project will be returning to the Borough this year - culminating in a flagship event on 23 January 2024! 

Co-founded by Professor Brian Cox CBE, Council and Mid and East Antrim Manufacturing Task Force are excited to announce that the Professor will be attending the main event in person and joining pupils from across the Borough for another fun-filled day of wacky and wonderful STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths) based workshops, presentations, fascinating facts and much more!


What is Science Summer School?

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".

The first-ever Science Summer School was held in The Braid Civic Centre, Ballymena in November 2022 and welcomed over 350 Year 10 pupils to an engaging and thought-provoking day of STEAM activities including interactive workshops and stimulating TED Style Presentations from Industry Leaders.

Have a look at the 2022 event in the video below:


We are once again bringing world-leading STEAM academic and industry leaders to inspire and activate the curiosity of the student attendees at Science Summer School NI in January 2024. 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.

The ‘Science Summer School’ initiative prides itself on being a catalyst for a collaborative vision for the Borough to nurture future talent. In the months leading up to the main event, Council will host exciting school competitions with out-of-this-world prizes and hands-on company engagement opportunities for pupils and businesses in the Borough to come together and nurture future talent, showcasing career opportunities and create invaluable links between education and employment. 

Our Sponsors

Council is delighted to work with some of the borough’s key employers including headline sponsor Kilwaughter Minerals and company sponsors Ryobi, IPC Mouldings, Terumo Blood and Cell Technologies, Michelin Development, Caterpillar and Yelo.

To learn more on the career pathways and exciting opportunities with these companies please visit the Programme Sponsors page.