AbbVie’s commitment to supporting the communities in which we operate
was demonstrated recently through the company’s sponsorship of IT
Sligo’s annual Science Festival. AbbVie’s support ensured the festival
became even more exciting with extra events added to the calendar,
including an AbbVie-hosted interactive event at IT Sligo campus called
‘When I Grow Up’.
To help children become interested in science subjects, more than 25
AbbVie employees created an immersive STEM exhibit at the festival
launch event, demystifying STEM subjects through interactive games and experiments.
AbbVie’s STEM-focused expo featured four distinct exhibition areas
and 16 displays, including 3D-printing, virtual reality and lots of
other interactive activities. Special guest, Dr Norah Patten, an
astronaut-in-training who contributed to the launch of AbbVie’s ‘Back
to School for STEM’ project, spoke to the audience of parents and
children about her space odyssey. She detailed the many incredible
career paths that can be unlocked by studying STEM subjects, among
Our volunteers featured in a specially developed video which was
shot on the day of the Sligo event. The short film shows how young
minds light up when the power of science is demonstrated. The video
features a rousing rendition of ‘When I Grow Up’, from the musical
Matilda. This version was specially recorded by boys and girls from
the DAS Academy in Boyle, Co. Roscommon.