Introducing the ReelLIFE SCIENCE Special Guest Judges for 2017

2017 Judges Each year, ReelLIFE SCIENCE recruits a special panel of scientists and science communicators to select the best science videos made by schools and groups around Ireland. This year is no different, and we are delighted to introduce our Special Guest Judges for 2017 as Professor Luke O’Neill from Trinity College Dublin, Amber Gell from NASA and Lockheed Martin and Shane Curran from Terenure College Dublin.

Closing date for entries to this year’s competition is Friday October 13th!

Prof. Luke O’Neill is one of Ireland’s most respected and recognisable scientists. Awarded a prestigious Fellowship of the Royal Society in 2016 for his groundbreaking work on the innate immune system, Luke’s signature is now in the Society’s Charter Book alongside those of eminent scientists like Isaac Newton, Charles Darwin, Albert Einstein and Stephen Hawking. Continue reading “Introducing the ReelLIFE SCIENCE Special Guest Judges for 2017”

Irish Science Heroes – William King


Video by Claire Riordan, Scientific Engagement Associate at CÚRAM .

In the latest of our series of Research Videos, Dr. John Murray (Lecturer in Palaeontology in the Discipline of Earth & Ocean Sciences) and Prof. Heinz Peter Nasheuer (Professor of Biochemistry) introduce the groundbreaking work of a true Irish Science Hero, William King.

In 1849, William King joined Queen’s College Galway (now NUI Galway) as its first Professor of Geology, publishing more than 70 papers and the establishment of a museum in his time there.

King and Paper
Prof. William King and his groundbreaking 1864 paper ‘The Reputed Fossil Man of The Neanderthal‘.

William King is best known however, as the first person to name a new extinct group of humans, Homo neanderthalensis, more commonly known as Neanderthals. His study of a  Continue reading “Irish Science Heroes – William King”

ReelLIFE SCIENCE 2016 Winners Announced!

ReelLIFE SCIENCE 2016 Winners (l-r) Gaelscoil Riabhach Fourth Class students; Colm Lonergan and John Ubaldo from Patrician High School
ReelLIFE SCIENCE 2016 Winners (l-r) Gaelscoil Riabhach Fourth Class students; Colm Lonergan and John Ubaldo from Patrician High School

Today, at the start of Science Week 2016, the winners of ReelLIFE SCIENCE 2016 are announced as GAELSCOIL RIABHACH from Loughrea, Co. Galway at primary school level and PATRICIAN HIGH SCHOOL, Carrickmacross, Co. Monaghan at secondary school level. Their videos were selected by a panel of Special Guest Judges from over 200 short science videos, produced by more than 2,000 students in 104 schools around Ireland.

Based in NUI Galway and supported by the Science Foundation Ireland Discover programme and the CÚRAM Centre for Research in Medical Devices, ReelLIFE SCIENCE challenges Irish schools to communicate science via engaging and educational short videos.

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