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Deadly Women To Check Out This Science Week

by Holly O'Neill
15th Nov 2016

Young female geomatic engineer in the lab

Science Week is taking place now between the 13th and the 20th of November, with more than 800 events?taking place over Ireland, from the science of coffee, to foraging and fermentation and the chemistry of cooking. There are some deadly women involved in Science Week this year – here are some you shouldn’t miss.

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Peak Performance

What role does nutrition really play in your on-and-off field performance? Why is it so important to create a winning mentality? How do our bodies cope with physical extremes like the summit of Mount Everest? Are there any long-term effects of elite sports?

Jessie Barr , 2012 Olympian (4×400 relay) and Sports Psychologist will be at?Peak Performance at the Royal Hospital Kilmainham, where a special line-up of leading experts in the field of sports performance, nutrition and physiology will be answering these questions and much more. This evening event will uncover the truth behind pushing your body to the limit and what it really means to live a healthy lifestyle. From GAA to running and mountaineering, gain insights from expert’s truly inspiring sporting stories and learn how to apply best practice to your own performance and daily lives.

Other leading?experts at Peak Performance:

????????? Cathal Cregg (Roscommon Footballer/ Strength and Condition Coach Connaught GAA)
????????? Brendan Egan (Co- Founder FoodFlicker/ Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Physiology DCU)
????????? Daniel Davey (Co-founder FoodFlicker/ Performance Nutritionist to Leinster Rugby and Dublin Senior Football)
????????? Roger McMorrow (Consultant Anaesthetist/ Caudwell Xtreme Everest Research Expedition)

Sinead Burke

Decoding Fashion – An Evening of Fashion, Design, and Technology

? – ? ?Kate Nolan – MADE/We Are Islanders
? – ? ?Simon O?Regan – Zalando
? – ? Aoibheann O’Daly – Love and Robots
? – ?Cormac O’Conaire??? Design Partner


To Space by Niamh Shaw

Since she was 8 years old, Irish scientist and performer Dr. Niamh Shaw has dreamed of space travel. After years of pursuing various career paths, she resolved to spend the whole of 2014 trying make her dreams a reality. Part comedy memoir and part fascinating space lecture, this captivating performance explores the beauty, darkness, and humanity of space, while begging the question- ‘what do you do with impossible dreams?’

A special Science Week event followed by post-show discussion.

Cork Science Festival – The Sum of All Parts

Event Category: Exhibition
Admission: Free
Address: Cork County Library Headquarters, Library Building, Carrigrohane Road, Cork

The Sum of All Parts by Angela Gilmour looks at the hidden architecture within scientific instrumentation and the intricate mechanisms that record our surroundings which promote the bringing together of all parts Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics. Comprising of science-influenced art installations that consist of deconstructed instrumentation, selected from a variety of time periods, and will in particular link with physics, maths, and technology.

Ladies Of Science

You can also watch drama documentary Ladies of Science on the RTE Player here. Ladies of Science?is set in Ireland and tells the true story of two remarkable women,?Lady Mary Rosse?and?Mary Ward, who had a passion for science and technology, including photography, astronomy, microscopy, illustrations, architecture, all during a time (1850’s) when women were not admitted to universities.

Find out more about events on this Science Week 2016 at?www.scienceweek.ie.