The Sciences at NUI Maynooth includes a number of initiatives that engage with community members, including partnerships with secondary schools, industry and government, and developing countries. For example, Combat Disease of Poverty, is an international development and local health project partnering with East African universities. This collaboration brings together experimental scientists, social scientists, NGOs, and industry. In addition NUIM Science Week, which consists of opening the university’s laboratories for everyone in the community, with students guiding science promotion activities for young students from the surrounding area, but also parents and anybody else interested in learning about science. The Mathematics Centre at NUIM also works with disadvantaged students in surrounding schools.