Science Week 2018 was the biggest one yet, with 1400 events across 24 counties in Ireland, including 12 independent Science Week festivals.
Highlights of the week include:
- The SFI Science Summit which kickstarted the week by bringing 300 members of the scientific research community in Ireland together to discuss the latest in STEM research
- The family open day in the Convention Centre which invited children to take part in workshops to make their own kites and attend science shows
- Viewers were taken through the science of ageing with RTE’s Growing Up Live.
- Dr Niamh Shaw (engineer, scientist, explorer) and Andrew Smyth (GBBO 2016 finalist) showed members of the public how to bake in space
- 16 citizens and community groups gathered in Leinster House to tell Oireachtas Members why Evidence Matters. The citizens came from such diverse backgrounds as advocating for disabled people, farming, beekeeping, cooking and catering, poetry, and parenting.
- The #StopAndAsk campaign saw the public join in on the scientific process with a variety of expert researchers providing insights to their wide-ranging questions, querying everything from the size of the universe to whether or not Spiderman could really exist.
- Dubland hosts PJ Gallagher and Suzanne Kane took their podcast to a live audience for a Science Week first, asking Dr Ruth Freeman and Dr Shane Bergin about all about biology, physics, and everything in between.
- We learned how vaccines work, why our fingers get wrinkly when wet, about autonomous vehicles and why golf balls are dimpled through our Science Week 2018 instagram stories.
- Two-man live show Gulp invited members of the public to take a journey through the science and culture of food: