Presentation by the Irish American Partnership of sponsorship to Mallow Development Partnership (MDP), l-r: representatives of the Irish American Partnership with Jerry Lynch (MDP Schools Project Coordinator), John McDonnell (Vice Chair of MDP) and Tom Cronin (Chair of Education Pillar MDP).

One of the largest maths and science fairs in the country is set to take place in Mallow this Sunday, October 14.

Robotics, coding, 3D imagining, microscopes, drones, scientific experiments, physics demonstrations and research explorations, are just some of the items to challenge the mind for those attending.

This is the 8th year of the Munster Maths & Science Family Fair, which is now well established as a major science festival, recognised as a key exhibition for both primary and secondary school students to attend.

The aim of hosting the fair is to showcase the ‘fun side’ of maths and science by showcasing wonderful everyday examples of how maths and science impacts on our everyday lives.

An extension of the Mallow Maths & Science Primary Schools Project, the fair was originally established to showcase the schools’ projects, however it has now exceeded all expectations by hosting key exhibitors from across all areas of STEM, while attracting a significant attendance.

The participating schools in the local area continue to form a key component of the event, by showcasing their engaging and informative exhibits displaying a wide variety of the various maths and science elements such as light, heat, volume, gravity, air etc.

Year on year the fair also attracts a broad range of industry, research and third level institutes, providing students with the opportunity to meet with professionals who can offer career advice. The fair is suitable for all age groups with a wide array of engaging and interactive experiments and workshops.

With a variety of exhibitors showcasing on the day, you won’t want to miss this great family day out – entry is free – at Mallow GAA Complex, Carrigoon (11.30am to 4.30pm) on Sunday 14th.

The event, which saw almost 5,000 people attended in 2017, is organised by Mallow Development Partnership, who wish to acknowledge the ongoing support of the two main sponsors – Cork County Council’s Economic Development Fund and the Irish American Partnership.