Soapbox Science Galway 2020 to be streamed live on Facebook

Soapbox Science Galway 2020 takes place live on Facebook!
Jun 30 2020 Posted: 09:00 IST

Soapbox Science is back, featuring the School of Physics’ own Duré Basit, and now it’s online!

Soapbox Science is a global public outreach platform for promoting women scientists and the science they do. NUI Galway’s fourth annual Soapbox Science Galway is set to return this weekend when twelve female scientists will take to their virtual soap boxes and talk about their remarkable research in the areas of science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine. Soapbox Science Galway ensures that everyone has the opportunity to enjoy, learn from, question, interact with and be inspired by some of our leading female scientists who will share their latest discoveries and answer the science questions people have been burning to ask.

Talks this year will be streamed live on Facebook from 12pm-2pm on Saturday July 4th, with the following brilliant speakers and topics:

Ms Duré Basit, NUI Galway – “A pencil, some sticky tape and a Nobel Prize”
Dr Margaret Jackson, NUI Galway – “What can glaciers tell us about past climate?”
Ms Elena Pagter, Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology – “What’s all the commotion? Plastic pollution in the ocean”
Dr Nadeeka Rathnayake Kankanamge, NUI Galway – “Freshwater pollutants and how they transform in marine transitional zones”
Ms Gillian Murphy, NUI Galway – “Developing a Diabetes Drug Delivery Hydrogel using a Heart-Shaped Protein
Ms Maeve Louise Farrell, NUI Galway – “Making Waves: What’s Under the PIER?”
Ms Emily O’Dowd, NUI Galway – “How can we help our health service learn from its mistakes?”
Ms Aisling Murphy, NUI Galway – “Titanium Bone Plates - Is There an Alternative?”
Dr Ananya Gupta, NUI Galway – “The importance of physical activity - being Active is being Healthy”
Ms Chloe Walsh, NUI Galway – “Autism-friendly doctor visits: Tips for success”
Ms Sandra Brandon, NUI Galway – “Can a lung exercise programme improve my ability to eat, drink and swallow?”
Ms Marta Cabello, NUI Galway – “PalaeoExplorers: Sailing back in time to discover how the ocean will affect Ireland's climate future”

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