Featured Events

Dr Michael Ryan: COVID-19: What have we learned and what do we need to do?

An interactive session for secondary schools with Dr Michael Ryan, Executive Director, World Health Organisation Health Emergencies Programme.
Dr Mike Ryan has been at the forefront of managing acute risks to global health for nearly 25 years. He served as Assistant Director-General for Emergency Preparedness and Response in WHO's Health Emergencies Programme from 2017 to 2019
Dr Ryan first joined WHO in 1996, with the newly established unit to respond to emerging and epidemic disease threats. He has worked in conflict affected countries and led many responses to high impact epidemics. He is a founding member of the Global Outbreak Alert and Response Network (GOARN), which has aided the response to hundreds of disease outbreaks around the world. He served as Coordinator of Epidemic Response (2000-2003), Operational Coordinator of WHO’s response to the SARS outbreak (2003), and as WHO’s Director of Global Alert and Response (2005-2011),
He was a Senior Advisor on Polio Eradication for the Global Polio Eradication Initiative from 2013 to 2017, deploying to countries in the Middle East.

He completed medical training at the National University of Ireland, Galway, a Master’s in Public Health at University College Dublin, and specialist training in communicable disease control at the Health Protection Agency in London and the European Programme for Intervention Epidemiology Training

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Automata - Mechanical Art

Exercise your students skills while learning some basics about mechanical movement in this creative technology online workshop. Using a mix of pre-made parts, chopsticks, a cardboard box, and a load of art and craft materials, you can engineer a moving toy or automata that bursts into life at the turn of a handle.
Once booked onto this online workshop, you will receive the schools kit to join in the workshop live via zoom on the day.

www.sligosciencefestival.ie

 

 

The Sligo Science Festival, supported by Science Foundation Ireland (SFI), is a week-long programme of activities and events each November, which aims to make science more interesting and accessible to children and adults alike.

In 2020, the Sligo Science Festival is, for the majority, moving to a virtual festival with a new festival website hosting events and providing information on events and bookings availability.

For booking and information visit www.sligosciencefestival.ie

The Festival highlights how science, technology and engineering are hugely relevant to us all in our everyday lives, lead to interesting and exciting career options and develop creativity in our children. The Sligo event is organised by the School of Science at IT Sligo with events taking place at various locations and venues across the County during National Science Week.

The events are free and open to the public or schools.

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