Midlands Science appoints two new voluntary trustees
Midlands Science, the not for profit which promotes science, technology, education and maths education and skills in the midlands has appointed two new voluntary trustees to its board of trustees.
The new trustees are Dr Helena Bonner of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland and Anne Naughton of the Technological University of the Shannon.
Commenting on these appointments, Chairperson of Midlands Science Dr Craig Slattery said: “We are delighted to welcome Dr Helena Bonner and Anne Naughton to the board of Midlands Science.
"They are both highly committed to promoting science outreach and education and to the impact this work can make in the midlands. We look forward to working with them in the future.
"We also wish to acknowledge the dedicated service of Paul Carroll who has concluded as a voluntary trustee with us. He had a huge commitment to skills development and education and we are hugely grateful to him for the impactful contribution he brought the organisation."
In the past year, Midlands Science has developed a new strategy to grow the impact of its work in the midlands region and received an award to support its work from the Medtronic Foundation.
"The expansion of its work to include not just outreach but sharing practice with others in the wider science outreach community is a key part of this strategy and was evidenced by a recent workshop in Offaly with members of the Science Capital Research Team from University College London and King’s College London.
Jackie Gorman, CEO of Midlands Science, said: "The strategic growth of Midlands Science and the impact of its work is deeply informed by the expert leadership and oversight provided by our voluntary trustees and associated processes.
"We welcome people from a wide range of backgrounds to engage with our work and are committed to science making a difference in the midlands. The role of trustees in this work is vital and for their enthusiasm and engagement is something that we are very grateful for.”
Midlands Science is running a range of free activities in a variety of settings over the coming months. All details can be found on www.midlandsscience.ie and on its associated social media platforms.