STEAM Art Collaboration

The Discover Primary Science and Maths team are delighted to invite schools and communities across the country to the STEAM Art Collaboration Exhibition for schools on the 12th and 13th of May 2021 and the STEAM Art Collaboration Public Exhibition Opening on 20th May 2021. This is a free initiative by the DPSM team at Science Foundation Ireland to get students, schools and the public involved in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Maths) which celebrates the fusion of research and art.

Over the past year we have worked with five incredible artists and five SFI Research Centres to create five unique artworks based on cutting edge research. Looking at topics from PCR testing and seabed mapping, to neurological activity in the brain, autonomous vehicles and quantum communications all presented in a way that is suited to primary school students and their communities.

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STEAM Art Collaboration Exhibition

To get your class involved, sign up for the live virtual exhibitions on 12th and 13th May (10:00 – 11:20) where students will be the first to experience these artworks, meet the artists and researchers involved in their creation and find out the story to each piece.

·        Live exploration of three artworks (12th May) or two artworks (13th May), Q&A with the project teams and links to STEAM resources/activities for your class to follow-up with. These will also contain pre-teach information on each of the topic areas for the teacher.

·        Day 1: 12th May 10:00 – 11:20 REGISTER

o   Projects:

§  Shevaun Doherty X APC Microbiome – PCR Testing process used in forensics and Covid testing.

§  Peter Nash X Lero – Autonomous Vehicles and self-driving cars.

§  David Beattie X FutureNeuro – Neurons in the brain and their activity.


·        Day 2: 13th May 10:00 – 11:20 REGISTER

o   Projects:

§  1iing Heaney X iCRAG – Seabed mapping and marine acoustics in a 3D VR world.

§  Ed Devane X CONNECT – Using Space to communicate using quantum communications.

STEAM Art Collaboration Public Exhibition Opening

We will be hosting an evening event for the  STEAM Art Collaboration Public Exhibition Opening  which is open to the general public. This will include a display of all five final artworks, 'In Conversation' segments with each of the project teams (artists and researchers) and will encourage exploration of the 3D online exhibition space. Feel free to share this event with anyone you think would be interested and get in touch for any more information. 

Public Exhibition Opening 20th May, 7 pm to 9 pm - REGISTER


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