Weekend takeaway: Make way for Generation Science

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Everything you ever needed to know about the landscape of science in this invaluable collection of sci-tech reads for the weekend.

Science Week: Why we need to talk more about science

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It’s still Science Week in Ireland, but just how strong is the nation’s grasp of science matters and scientific achievement? John Kennedy explores the role of science in the national conversation.

Four Irish girls contend for European Digital Girl of the Year titles

Four Irish girls contend for European Digital Girl of the Year titles

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All Irish girls nominated are members of CoderDojo, which attests to the impact the organisation has had.

10 terrific pioneering women of science history you should know

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Would you struggle to name a famous Irish scientist? How about an Irish woman who broke the STEM mould? Time to educate yourself.

10 people to follow on Twitter if you want a science career

science career people to follow

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We wanted to take Science Week as an opportunity to help you make your Twitter feed a more scientific environment.

Career pivot: How to move from the arts into STEM

Career pivot: How to move from the arts into STEM

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Interested in a STEM career path, but haven’t got the qualifications? Here’s how you can make the transition.

These are 9 of the greatest female STEM role models in film

female role models in STEM

From left: Janelle Monáe, Taraji P Henson and Octavia Spencer portraying real-life women Mary Jackson, Katherine Johnson and Dorothy Vaughan in the 2016 biographical drama Hidden Figures. Image: 20th Century Fox

While the number of female scientists on screen is a little low for our liking, there are still some impressive STEM role models in film.

I’ll drink to that: Meet the scientist cleaning up the act of Ireland’s craft distilleries

Distillery

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Ireland is in the midst of a craft brewery and distillery boom right now, and this requires some advanced technologies to handle vast amounts of waste.

7 Irish start-ups with science at their core

Dr Nora Khaldi, Nuritas

Dr Nora Khaldi, founder of Nuritas, speaking about being a scientist and entrepreneur at Inspirefest 2016. Image: Conor McCabe Photography

For Science Week, we asked NDRC to tell us about some of their promising start-ups that have a business or product based on science. Here’s who they singled out.

UL researcher: ‘We are always learning’

Damien Thompson, senior lecturer and researcher at University of Limerick

Damien Thompson, senior lecturer and researcher at University of Limerick. Image: UL

A career as a researcher can seem quite ambiguous to those outside the industry. Want to know what it’s really like?

How DCU machine translation experts are transforming communication

Professor Andy Way is a machine translation expert

Prof Andy Way of Dublin City University. Image: DCU

Machine translation is helping people work through language barriers, and creating a world that will make communication easier, even in times of crisis.

Editor John Kennedy is an award-winning technology journalist.

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