Science Week 2024

November 10 - November 17

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Science Week Ireland 2024 is a nationwide celebration of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). This annual event aims to inspire curiosity, ignite a passion for discovery, and promote the importance of STEM education and research in Ireland. 

Science Week- Infinite Possibilities

Our SFI Curious Minds website has launched and we are inviting teachers to enter our SFI Curious Minds Awards from 26th September.

Science Foundation Ireland is excited to announce that the Discover Primary Science and Maths (DPSM) programme has rebranded as Curious Minds.

The SFI Curious Minds programme invites you to access our wide range of free resources, supports and skills development in a friendly and welcoming learning environment. You can choose to download our online resources, engage with our custom CPD, book a school tour with our affiliated Discover Centres and submit your class’s progress to be in for our annual school awards.

Our CPD is open for registrations now. You can register for our SFI Curious Minds Awards from 26th September.

For more, see

A National Conversation on Research in Ireland

Tell us your idea for what researchers in Ireland should explore to create a better future

What is it?

Creating Our Future is an opportunity for everyone in Ireland to give ideas on how to make our country better for all. From science, the environment, health and education to poverty, the arts, diversity and inclusion - all ideas are welcome that can inspire researchers to help make a better future for Ireland

Science Week 2022 - Infinite Possibilities

As a society, we have shown our resilience and ability to withstand adversity, bouncing back from difficult challenges we face in our daily lives and as a collective. Science is an important part of a shared better future – helping us to understand our world, inspiring new opportunities, and providing potential solutions. From the infinite variety of our amazing planet and the adaptability of nature, to our ability to face the unexpected, the possibilities are endless. We have many choices to make and more challenges to face, and we are all part of the conversation about the role that science can play. For Science Week 2022, we are asking people to explore the infinite possibilities of science.


Why are we doing it?

The COVID-19 pandemic has shown the importance and value of research and innovation in our lives. As a forward-thinking country, we must ask how research can help meet the opportunities and challenges facing our society over the coming years. Creating our Future opens up this question to all. Your ideas will inspire research projects that make a positive impact on our wellbeing.

What is the process

About Discover Primary Science and Maths

The Discover Primary Science and Maths Programme (DPSM) is part of Science Foundation Ireland’s Education and Public Engagement Programme, which aims to increase interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) among students, teachers and members of the public.

DPSM originated in 2003 with the goal of introducing primary school students to science in a practical, hands-on, enjoyable and interactive way. Since 2010 the programme has been run in conjunction with the European Space Education Resource Office (ESERO) Ireland which uses space to inspire and engage young people in science and technology in the world around them.  Year after year teachers tell us that the DPSM award is a great way of involving everyone in science in the school.