Abbott Diagnostics Longford to the fore in promoting the importance of science

Alan Walsh

Reporter:

Alan Walsh

Abbott Diagnostics Longford to the fore in promoting the importance of science

CEO of Cpl Resources Ann Heraty and Abbott Diagnostics Longford Site Director Ciaran Corcoran.

With over 100 events ranging from entertaining experiments and workshops and enthralling reptile visits to talks on super foods, chocolate and sleep deprivation there really was something for all age groups during this year’s Midlands Science Festival.

One particularly successful event which attracted a large audience was a free breakfast seminar held in Athlone in partnership with Abbott Diagnostics in Longford.

Over 100 people attended this event from all areas of business, recruitment and science academia for a morning of networking and presentations on the importance of science skills and careers.

Plant manager of Abbott Diagnostics Longford, Ciaran Corcoran said, "I am delighted with the success of our science skills breakfast which was a perfect opportunity to promote the importance of science and engage with a large number of people from a variety of diverse, but relevant sectors.

"It was wonderful to see so many people in attendance at this informative seminar which highlighted how vital it is that we work together to continue to inspire the next generation of scientists and to ensure that the right types of skills are available here in the Midlands region."

The keynote speaker was Longford native and CEO of Cpl Resources Anne Heraty. 

The organisers of the Midlands Science Festival wish to thank all speakers, workshop providers, schools and the public, many of whom travelled from beyond the region to attend some of the events which took place this year.

Jackie Gorman commented, "We have been overwhelmed by the level of enthusiasm and goodwill from our partners, local media, venues and many other organisations and individuals from Midlands and further afield. The large public turnout in attendance at all of the events shows the appetite for this type of regional event and after another successful year, we can hopefully look forward to bringing the Midlands Science Festival back to this region again."