Excellence in Science Outreach – Prize Presentation

Margie McCarthy, Uday Bangavadi, Claire O'Connell & Shane McCracken

Margie McCarthy (SFI), Uday Bangavadi (Nitrogen Zone), Claire O’Connell (Nanoscience Zone) & Shane McCracken (I’m a Scientist)

Claire and Uday joined the Science Foundation Ireland partnership meeting last Thursday to talk about their experience of participating in I’m a Scientist and to receive their €500 prize from Margie McCarthy from Science Foundation Ireland. Claire spoke about how the event helped her better understand what young people thought of scientists and appreciated the opportunity to demonstrate that persistent stereotypes do not hold true.

Uday spoke about the challenging questions from students. He explained that answering simple questions like How do lasers work? in terms that an 8 year old will understand are challenging but in a good way. Both told the audience that they hoped this science outreach event for schools in Ireland would continue.

Posted on January 23, 2016 by iasieadmin in News.