ReelLIFE SCIENCE @ HOME Finalists Announced – time for YOU to vote!

3 FinalistsThe finalists of ‘ReelLIFE SCIENCE @ HOME 2020’ are today announced as WILLIAM STOKES, representing Baltydaniel NS (Newtwopothouse, Co. Cork), ENYA O’REILLY HUERTA, representing Naas Community College (Naas, Co. Kildare) and MAX KAMALARAJAH, representing Wallace High School (Lisburn, Co. Antrim).

From a total entry of 133 videos, made by hundreds of young science communicators representing 80 primary schools, secondary schools and youth groups around Ireland, these three videos were judged to be the best by a volunteer panel of 40 NUI Galway scientists and science students, based on their scientific content, production values and x-factor. Continue reading “ReelLIFE SCIENCE @ HOME Finalists Announced – time for YOU to vote!”

Cork PhD student wins prestigious FameLab competition at Cheltenham Science Festival

Fergus McAuliffe, a UCC PhD student, has won the prestigious 2013 FameLab International competition at the UK Times Cheltenham Science Festival. Fergus is an environmental scientist researching the use of willow trees for treating waste water, but at the festival he chose to speak about the Wood Frog (Rana sylvatica) and its amazing ability to survive freezing and thawing every winter.

Irish Scientific Achievements

Ireland: you may have read works by some of our writers. Perhaps you’ve seen some of our dancers perform. Maybe you’ve grown up listening to some of our bands. But do you know our scientists?

This short film on Irish scientific achievements was produced by Dervalomedia on behalf of the Irish staff of the EU Joint Research Centre (JRC), Ispra, Italy. It was first shown at the JRC open day on May 4th, 2013 which was attended by Máire Geoghegan Quinn, European Commissioner for Research, Innovation and Science.

The film is based on “The Little Book of Irish Science” produced by Science Foundation Ireland. Images contained in the book were produced by Duffy Design in Dublin. Music is by Ronan Hardiman.

The NUI Galway led REDDSTAR project features from 4.10 in the video. The REDDSTAR project aims to use adult stem cell to treat diabetes and its associated complications and more details can be found here: