Transition Year Shows and Workshops for 2016


Transition Year Events for 2016 Galway Science & Technology Festival

Brenda Romero talks Gaming Brenda Romero of Romero Games gives a one hour talk to Transition Year students about the Gaming Industry, life as a Gaming Developer and John Romero’s famour Doom Game.


Suitable for Transition Year Students       Wednesday 16th November at 12pm

To book: email 

Open Day at the Marine Institute TY students are invited to meet scientists and see the work of the Marine Institute through a series of exhibtions including marine environment, fisheries, seafood safety, seabed mapping, research vessel operations and oceanography, including career advice.


Wednesday 23rd November


Smart Futures STEM Career Talks Supported by Science Foundation Ireland – a one hour career talk aimed at Junior and Transition Year students.  Scientists and Engineers from industry talk about their career.


Wednesday 23rd November

email  Time to be confirmed

‘Hackathon for Girls’ Female students will learn to make thematic websites and be introduced to an online code editor that makes it easy to create and publish web pages while being introduced to such programming languages as  HTML.


Date: Thursday November 17th Time: 9.30am-2.30pm Location: Insight Centre for Data Analytics, NUI Galway, Dangan Business Park     To book email
GMIT Open Day Main Event – The Science behind Sport.  Other workshops include Humpback Whales of Cape Verde screening (50 mins)  The Return of Laser Grid – a great laser challenger; Virtual and Augmented Reality (emerging technologies); The Internet of Things (IOT) tracking technology, home automation and real-time monitoring of sports performance; Quirky Quemistry – Fast growing crystals, forensics and other quirky aspects of chemistry; Physiology of Sport & Bacteria ‘it’s a bugs life’.


Thursday 17th November

Suitable for Secondary School students, especially geared towards Transition Year students                                                                        To book: email

3D Digital Design by WhizzKids One day IT workshop for Transition Year students including a IT career talk and introducing students to a range of digital skills such as Web Design, App Development, 3D Digital Design, Game Development, Graphic Design, Coding, etc. All necessary equipment provided.


Classroom based

To book

How to mend a broken heart’ – CÚRAM This workshop, presented by the CURÁM Centre for research in medical devices, introduces students to the functioning of the human heart and the role of biomedical engineering in protecting and restoring heart health. Suitable for Senior Level students.


Location: ILAS Building NUI Galway To book

To book

NUI Galway Chemistry Society in the Lab Students will visit NUI Galway for an interactive session in the Chemistry lab, sharing the fascination and opportunity of chemistry research. Suitable for Senior Cycle students.


Location: NUI Galway Labs

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Try your skills as a surgeon Join members of NUI Galway Surgical Society, learn about how surgeons are educated and try out some surgical training tools made in Galway from everyday objects.


Location: NUI Galway

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