Win tickets to Women on Air’s Women in Maths and Science event

1 Oct 2014

Women on Air has recruited female experts in maths and science for a discussion in Dublin, and you could be in with a chance to win tickets.

Women on Air has been established in response to research that showed expert women’s voices are only heard on the radio 22pc of the time.

Two women more than qualified for such a task will speak at the Women in Maths and Science event in Dublin tomorrow night, discussing the notion of traditional ‘boy’s careers’, encouraging more women and young girls to engage with STEM subjects, and talking about how they manage their public profiles.

Trinity College Dublin PhD candidate Aoibhinn Ní Shúilleabháin will be recognised by fans of RTÉ’s The Science Squad. A familiar face in science communication, Ní Shúilleabháin is focusing her studies on maths education and curriculum development.

Fellow speaker Prof Aoife McLysaght is another prominent figure in science communication in Ireland. The accomplished geneticist is renowned for her ability to bring science to life with flair and has contributed to radio programmes, TV broadcasts and print media to bring scientific subjects to a broad non-specialist audience.

Both these inspiring women appeared on Silicon Republic’s list of top 100 women in STEM and Women on Air’s Margaret Ward is looking forward to a fun night with two speakers who can be as entertaining as they are informative.

“The thing I love about both speakers is that they’re funny as hell while also communicating their subject in an interesting way. That’s such an incredible talent and they are great role models for us all,” Ward said.

Women in Maths and Science will be hosted by Women on Air in the SAS Radisson Hotel, Golden Lane, Dublin 2, on Thursday, 2 October, at 7am. Tickets cost €8 but we have three pairs of tickets to give away.

To be in with a chance to win, simply tweet us why you think we need more expert female voices in the media at @siliconrepublic, using the hashtag #womenonair. Winners will be notified on Thursday morning and tickets will be available for collection at the door.

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Women Invent Tomorrow is Silicon Republic’s campaign to champion the role of women in science, technology, engineering and maths. It has been running since March 2013, and is kindly supported by Accenture Ireland, Intel, the Irish Research Council, ESB, Twitter, CoderDojo and Science Foundation Ireland.

Elaine Burke is the host of For Tech’s Sake, a co-production from Silicon Republic and The HeadStuff Podcast Network. She was previously the editor of Silicon Republic.