Science Week 2017 at Maynooth University

Monday, November 13, 2017 - 09:00

Public invited to hear about science research undertaken by Maynooth academics and graduates

From a history of Science in the Leaving Cert, to understanding how the parental brain responds to a baby crying, these are just some of the highlights of Maynooth University’s activities during Science Week 2017. Other highlights include Science Night Open Labs and the highly anticipated return of Robot Soccer.

From Tuesday, 14 November to Friday, 17 November, Maynooth University will celebrate the impact and creativity of research undertaken by its world-class professors, lecturers, postdoctoral researchers and graduates from the Faculty of Science & Engineering.

Maynooth researchers collaborate with partners across the globe to address some of the most pressing challenges facing society today in a dynamic and distinctive inter-disciplinary environment. Science Week 2017 is an opportunity for the public to see its value and impact.

Science Week 2017 will include:

  • From Farming to Forensics: Can Sensors Provide the Solution?  Dr Eithne Dempsey from the Department of Chemistry will deliver this lecture in the Iontas Building at 7pm on Tuesday, 14 November.
  • Using ‘Hot’ Technologies to Understand Human Behaviour: From Deep Brain Electrodes to Arcade Games and Smart-phones will be delivered by Maynooth alumnus and Professor Christine Parsons from Aarhus University in Denmark, in the Iontas Building at 7pm on Wednesday, 15 November.
  • It Was All Much Harder When I Was Young: Science and the Leaving Cert will be delivered by Dr David Malone and Ms Hazel Murray in the Iontas Building at 7pm on Thursday, 16 November.

All events are free and open to the public. Further information here.