All hands are on deck at the APC this week for Science Week Ireland (8-15 November). Themed “Design your future”, Science Week 2.0 marks 20 years of the national event coordinated by Science Foundation Ireland that celebrates the fascinating worlds of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).
APC staff and students will visit local primary schools with our new hands-on “Funky Food – but what happens when you swallow” workshops for children about food and digestion, where cereal is gradually transformed into…. faeces. We will also be giving our interactive talk “George Boole; who do you think you are?” all about computers, how they were developed and how they allow us to stay at the forefront of microbiome research.
On Tuesday APC researchers participate in the Teagasc Science Week event at Moorepark Food Research Centre.
On Wednesday APC researchers will discuss all things related to the microbiome at the UCC Health Matters on campus in the Honan Plaza from 11am until 2pm.
On Friday APC PHD student Claire Watkins is among the speakers at the Smart Futures STEM Careers Roadshow for secondary schools in UCC.
And at the weekend, APC will be at the Cork Science Festival in City Hall where you can meet our scientists, explore Alimentary Adventures, our walkthrough inflatable tunnel of the digestive system and check out our latest educational Apps, including My Gut Feeling for Microsoft Kinect.