Science Week in Lero 2021
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Science Week 2021 was a huge success for Lero this year with many Lero researchers getting involved across a number of Lero sites. Well done to everyone involved!
Lero researchers in UL ran 3 Web Development Workshops for post-primary students in Thomond Community College during Science Week. Workshop 1 introduced basic HTML concepts for students with no prior experience of HTML, Workshop 2 built on workshop 1 and introduced CSS and Workshop 3 instructed students on how to create a mini website. The team involved included Conor Ryan, Meghana Kshirsagar, Yumnah Hassan, Yao Yao, Enrique Naredo, Gauri Vaidya, Aidan Murphy and Atif Rafiq.
Joe Walsh and colleagues at MTU Kerry hosted a business breakfast as part of Berlin Science Week Event on Friday Nov 5th in collaboration with the Embassy of Ireland in Germany. This excellent video was produced for this event to highlight the collaboration between Lero and Liebherr. https://twitter.com/LeroCentre/status/1456382336505892864?s=20 or here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xq3cin2zZIg&t=67s The MTU Kerry team including Gustavo Velasco and Flannagán Noonan also ran a number of events for the general public as part of the Kerry Science Festival.
Priyanka Singh from Maynooth University created a Science Week resource on Smart Communities. The Machine’s Eye View Project created by Martin Mullins in collaboration with artist Peter Nash was released as part of a Future Transport set of resources for primary school students during Science week. For both resources see https://www.sfi.ie/engagement/science-week/resources/
Frank Bannister, Jim Buckley, Regina Connolly, John McCarthy and Bashar Nuseibeh participated on a Responsible Software Engineering panel discussion chaired by Clare McInerney on November 11th.
Francesca Pilla from UCD was involved in an art work installation with the theme “How do you incite thought and discussion on the theme of plastic pollution?” during Science Week https://twitter.com/f_pilla/status/1458442215991164933?s=20
Ita Richardson and Marie Travers from UL participated in the Ballyhoura Science Week Festival Women in STEM panel discussion on the 10th and 11th of November.
Cornelia Connelly from NUI Galway and Clare McInerney from UL organised a workshop titled “A teachers guide to mapping Google’s CS First to the school curriculum in Ireland” for teachers on Nov 11th during Science Week.