STEM Village

Science / Technology / Engineering / Maths

At the STEM Village (located in Village South) you will find many interactive, fun and engaging STEM employers and educators waiting to help you discover what interests you. Whether you’re still studying, picking subjects or considering a career change, come and open your eyes to a whole new world of exciting STEM orientated careers.

Dr Norah Patten

Dr Norah Patten is on course to becoming Ireland’s first Astronaut… and she will be joining us at the STEM village.

Norah is the founder of Planet Zebunar which develops products to inspire the next generation of engineers, astronauts, scientists and innovators. At STEM, she will be speaking about her experience with space exploration and will be providing a Q & A session for any budding scientists! 

Don’t miss out on your chance to win an Astronomy Telescope… Dr Norah Patten has a very special competition running during STEM where you design a mission patch using the frame provided in the 2018 Air Waves Portrush Programme on page 36! 


STEM 2018 Exhibitors:

Ulster University
North West Regional College
Northern Regional College
Queens University Belfast
Royal Aeronautical Society
W5 Belfast
Resonate Testing
Cancer Research
Thompson Aero Seating
The British Army
Royal Air Force and Royal Navy

STEM Quiet Time

Individuals with additional needs can look forward to an enhanced experience at The STEM Village during Air Waves Portrush. From 10am – 11am on Saturday 1st September and Sunday 2nd September, visitors can browse the full range of exhibits within a quiet environment.

This means there will be no background music or loudspeaker announcements and noise levels will be minimised as much as possible. There will also be a reduced number of people on-site which will help to enhance the quiet environment and the marquees used for the STEM exhibition are all fully wheelchair accessible.

This is a free event although booking is essential so if you feel that you or your family would benefit from a quiet STEM experience register your place by emailing [email protected]

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