SOAPBOX SCIENCE 2022
Twelve Female Scientists Set to Speak at Soapbox Science Dublin 2022 including Tara Diriligen and Alison O’Reilly from the UCD School of Agriculture and Food Science
After the success of virtual events in 2020 and 2021, Soapbox Science Dublin is back in Dublin City Centre. On 18 June 2022, twelve (12) female scientists are set to talk about their research in areas of science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine (STEMM) at Soapbox Science Dublin 2022. Speakers will address the public from their soapboxes.
Soapbox Science Dublin 2022 is taking place on South King Street, Dublin on Saturday 18th June, 11am – 2pm and visitors can call by any time to hear some fantastic scientists talk about their amazing work!
The event will involve speakers from University College Dublin (UCD), Technological University Dublin, Maynooth University, and Dublin City University.
Established in 2011 Soapbox Science is a global public outreach platform for promoting women and non-binary scientists and the science they do. This year over 35 Soapbox Science events, including the Dublin event, are planned across 11 countries.
Dr Andrea Johnson, Chairperson at WITS Ireland (Women in Technology & Science), one of the supporters of Soapbox Science Ireland, emphasised WITS Ireland support for the event, “The vision of Women in Technology & Science Ireland (WITS) is to advocate, connect and act for women in STEM. Soapbox Science creates an incredible opportunity to bring science into the public realm. It gives everyone the opportunity to learn about the amazing experiments and discoveries that are made every day. WITS are delighted to sponsor this event helping to spark the imagination of future generations of female scientists in this innovative and creative way!”
Soapbox Science Dublin 2022 joint-organiser, Dr Dara Stanley, UCD School of Agriculture and Food Science, said, “Soapbox Science is a really fun and engaging event, where female scientists bring their research to the streets to share with the general public. It is really important because many people do not know any scientists, so bringing science to the streets helps to break down stereotypes around who a scientist is, what they look like, and what they do in their research.”
Soapbox Science Dublin 2022 is supported by UCD through funding from the UCD Earth Institute, UCD School of Agriculture and Food Science, UCD School of Biology and Environmental Science, and WITS (Women in Science and Technology) Ireland. This year, Soapbox Science Dublin is being organised by a team of scientists from Department of Agriculture Food and Marine, University College Dublin, and the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland.
The full list of the Soapbox Science Dublin 2022 speakers, and the topics of their talks, is outlined below.
The 12 Soapbox Science Dublin 2022 speakers and the titles of their talks are as follows;
- Assistant Prof. Veronica Sofianos, University College Dublin, ‘Size doesn't always matter. How nanoparticles combat climate change!’
- Dr Junli Xu, University College Dublin, ‘Plastic in our bodies: should we worry?’
- Aoife Martin, University College Dublin, ‘Biocatalysis: Helping Chemistry Go Green!’
- Holly English, University College Dublin, ‘FitBits for Dogs! Tracking animal movement and behaviour with technology
- Elizabeth Hunter, Technological University Dublin, ‘How your neighborhood socioeconomic status can impact your health’
- Burcu Akkoyunlu, University College Dublin, ‘Can we employ microorganisms? An alternative solution for climate change’
- Dr Sorcha Daly, University College Dublin, ‘Reduce, Reuse and Redefine Waste for a Sustainable Future’
- Eleni Zavrakli, National University of Ireland Maynooth, ‘A journey from Mathematics to 3D printing’
- Dr Tara Dirilgen, University College Dublin, ‘Do soil animals interact with bees through plants?’
- Rhea Sanjiv Chhaya, University College Dublin, ‘Climate crisis and food safety’
- Assistant Prof. Alessandra Mileo, Dublin City University, ‘How can a computer learn to “see” and “think"’
- Alison O’Reilly, University College Dublin, ‘Bees behind the scenes’
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Soapbox Science Ireland website: https://www.soapboxsciencedublin.com/
Soapbox Science global website: http://soapboxscience.org