Science Week is always something to look forward to in the iCRAG calendar, and this year is no different! Within iCRAG, our team of researchers work together to create new and exciting solutions for a sustainable society, and iCRAG is excited to take part in several activities under the theme of exploring the infinite possibilities of science across the country:
Friday 11th of November: A visit to Ardee Library in County Louth to run primary school workshops as part of Louth Science Week. This will be the first time we’ll be using our new 3D model of the underground for workshops, and we’re excited to see what the primary school students think!
Saturday 12th of November: iCRAG members will be taking part in the Let’s Talk Science Festival organised annually by the Rediscovery Centre in Ballymun. We are looking forward to being back in person for the event and meeting lots of new people! The Let’s Talk Science Festival aims to stimulate conversations about STEM and is suitable for all ages. You can book your free tickets here.
Monday 14th November 2022: iCRAG Communications Manager Dr Fergus McAuliffe returns to the screens on the new series of 10 Things to Know About on RTE One television. His returning segment “Curious Chronicles”, Fergus champions the war-time medical marvel: the humble maggot!
Thursday 17th of November: iCRAG will also be partnering with the Rediscovery Centre for their special panel on Women in Science. This panel features women in science from across Ireland, and will include inspiring researchers from iCRAG. The panellists’ will discuss their career journeys and guidance for young women entering science among many other exciting topics. You can book your place free of charge here.
Friday 18th of November: iCRAG will be on the road again, this time visiting primary schools in County Monaghan . Students will be tasked to think like a detective to discover what the earth under their feet looks like, and how we can look after it.
As always, iCRAG will also have a strong presence on social media so keep your eyes peeled for updates. iCRAG is looking forward to taking part in the SFI Science Week 2022, for more information about all of the events ongoing over Science Week across the country, check out the SFI website here.