Launch of Successor to Strategy for Science, Technology and Innovation
The launch of the new Strategy is by An Taoiseach at the Innovation EXPO in the Convention Centre in Dublin on 8 December. We hope the new strategy is more female friendly.
Date for your diary
1 December 2015 6 pm RIA Academy Discourse: Tabletop x-ray lasers: from Star Wars to nanotechnology by Professor Margaret Murnane. Book your ticket here. There is a €5/€3 fee.
Reach school students all over the country in I'm a Scientist and I'm an Engineer!
The online outreach competitions I'm a Scientist and I'm an Engineer are inviting members of WITS to apply! Over two weeks, you get to talk with school students at www.imascientist.ie and www.imanengineer.ie, answering their questions and talking directly with them in chatroom-style live chats. The students then vote for their favourites to win €500 for the winner to use on more outreach activities!
Using the site, you'll talk to students about everything from your personal career and your latest projects, to where bogies come from and whether dogs can dream. It's a novel and exciting way to develop your communication skills, gain a fresh perspective on your work and become a STEM role model for students. For many you will be the first scientist or engineer they have met!
Everything happens online, so you can do all this from your laptop at work, from your phone on the train, or anywhere in between.
To apply, you just need a one sentence description of your work: