More than 460 Students Engage in Exciting Science Exploration

Join Thousands Of Students Around The World Participating In Abbott Science Education Programmes

More than 460 students from Ireland are engaging in innovative education programmes this week which seek to inspire young people about the wonders of science.

Delivered by Abbott volunteers, who actively volunteer their time to share their passion for science, Abbott Family Science and Operation Discovery programmes guide students through a series of exciting hands on science experiments.

This is the seventh year of Abbott science education outreach in Ireland, which aims to encourage young people to become proficient in science, to pursue careers in science and engineering and ultimately to inspire the next generation of scientists. This year, for the first time ever, all 11 Abbott sites in Ireland will engage in science education outreach to coincide with National Science Week which takes place from 8-15th November 2015.

Abbott's strategic philanthropy approach is to focus on local social investments that are aligned to it's business. Inspiring the young people of today can produce the scientific leaders of tomorrow, as science and technology will play an increasingly important role in the future of our planet. To date, Abbott has engaged more than 4,000 students and families in Ireland through its science education programmes.

Globally, nearly 120,000 children and their parents have enjoyed science education events in eight countries around the world and Ireland was the first European country to implement these programmes in 2009.

Abbott Family Science and Operation Discovery are programmes of Abbott's philanthropic foundation, the Abbott Fund.



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