DIT BRINGS SCIENCE INTO REAL LIFE

DIT's Faculty of Science has once again prepared an exciting programme as part of National Science Week.  Aimed primarily at secondary school students, the event is also open to interested members of the public and it is a real highlight in the Faculty calendar.  A series of seminars and talks are scheduled, but rather than merely having to sit and listen students will have an opportunity to observe and participate in hands-on demonstrations. 

 
Dr. Cathal Flynn demonstrating "Physics in Action" in DIT

The objective of the programme is to bring science to life and to encourage students to imagine how exciting it could be to choose science subjects both at second and third level.  It also aims to put science in a context that might have more relevance to their wider interests - for example, anyone who enjoys an episode of CSI Miami, or who recognises the name Kay Scarpetta, will find it fascinating to listen to Dr. John Fox speaking about "Chemistry Against Crime".  Professor David Mottran from Liverpool John Moores University will be speaking about "Drugs in Sport" which is a frequent theme in our news media, and Dr. Cathal Flynn from DIT will be giving an action-packed presentation on "Physics in Action".

In addition to the programme of lectures, there is also a fascinating inter-active hands-on exhibition taking place from 11 - 4, on Wednesday and Thursday, and it is a must for any student - young or old!

The action is all taking place in DIT Kevin Street, home to the Faculty of Science.  To see the full programme please click on the programme below - you can contact the organiser of each event for more information.  If you would like to bring a school group to any of the lectures, it's best to make a group booking, but everyone is welcome!

Science Week Ireland Events 2004

MONDAY 8th NOVEMBER

"Chemistry Against Crime"- RSC LECTURE

Speaker: Dr John Fox, DIT
Time: 10.45 am
Venue: DIT Kevin St.
Target Audience: Second Level Students
Contact: Dr Patricia Ennis
Tel: 01-402 4780

"Chemistry Against Crime" - RSC LECTURE

Speaker: Dr John Fox, DIT
Time: 12 noon
Venue: DIT Kevin St.
Target Audience: Second Level Students
Contact: Dr Patricia Ennis
Tel: 01-402 4780

"The Human Body - The Ultimate Physics Laboratory" - Demonstration Lecture

Speaker: Dr Kevin McGuigan, RCSI
Time: 2.00pm
Venue: DIT Kevin St.
Target Audience: Second Level Students
Contact: Dr Siobhan Daly
Tel: 01-402 4927

TUESDAY 9th NOVEMBER

"Physics in Action" Action packed, interactive presentation on everyday aspects of physics

Speaker: Dr Cathal Flynn, DIT
Time: 10.45am
Venue: DIT Kevin St.
Target Audience: Second Level Students
Contact: Dr Siobhan Daly
Tel: 01-402 4927

"Drugs in Sport"- RSC LECTURE

Speaker: Prof. David Mottran, Liverpool John Moores University
Time: 12 noon
Venue: DIT Kevin St.
Target Audience: Second Level Students
Contact: Dr Patricia Ennis
Tel: 01-402 4780

"Physics in Action" Action packed, interactive presentation on everyday aspects of physics

Speaker: Dr Cathal Flynn, DIT
Time: 2.00pm
Venue: DIT Kevin St.
Target Audience: Second Level Students
Contact: Dr Siobhan Daly
Tel: 01-402 4927

WEDNESDAY 10th NOVEMBER

"Science Insights" Inter-Active hands-on Science Exhibition

Time: 11am - 4pm
Venue: DIT Kevin St.
Target Audience: Second Level Students
Contact: Dr Siobhan Daly
Tel: 01-402 4927

THURSDAY 11th NOVEMBER

"Science Insights" Inter-Active hands-on Science Exhibition

Time: 10am - 4pm
Venue: DIT Kevin St.
Target Audience: Second Level Students
Contact: Dr Siobhan Daly
Tel: 01-402 4927

Friday 12th NOVEMBER

"The Genetics Revolution"

Speaker: Dr Fergus Ryan
Time: 10.45am
Venue: DIT Kevin St.
Target Audience: Senior Cycle
Contact: Dr Fergus Ryan
Tel: 01-402 4564

"The Genetics Revolution"

Speaker: Dr Fergus Ryan
Time: 12.00 noon
Venue: DIT Kevin St.
Target Audience: Senior Cycle
Contact: Dr Fergus Ryan

Download the full programme in word format

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