Want to get the inside track with the people leading the field? Crucibles are a group of individuals from all walks of life that are working closely together to interact, create and push the boundaries in communicating Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEAM) to all that will listen!
Join Crucibles for a full day of events hosted at Science Gallery Dublin as part of Inspirefest 2015.
First up is “Health Hack”, a series aiming to save 3 million lives by looking at the problems and solutions of smoking. During the second half of the day join "Full Steam Ahead", a series of short talks from poker playing and tartan tales, to digital revolutions and changing the face of technology. Feel free to join one or both events.
FULL STEAM AHEAD
The second section of the day will be held upstairs in the Science Gallery Dublin's Paccar Theatre and will be opened with Margie McCarthy of Science Foundation Ireland.
Other Speakers to include -
Dr. Sue Black (Daily Mail Technology Agony Aunt) and Sinead Kelly (#techmums): How mums are key in kick-starting the digital revolution
Dr. Mark Clements (Director Learning and Teaching, University of Westminster): Art/science research and learning
Kimberly Bryant (Founder: Black Girls Code): Black Girls Code: Changing the Face of Technology
14:40-15:10: Coffee and chat break
Kieran Daly (Health/Tech innovator): using sensors to create art installations (poker playing)
Anita Quye (Technical art historian, Glasgow University): Tartan tales: researching historical textiles by micro-chemical analysis
Paul Roach (Bio-engineer, Keele University): Creating ‘brain-in-a-dish‘ models for Parkinson’s and Huntington’s diseases
Lucy Rogers (Rocket Scientist): Dinosaurs in space (or how I got into engineering)
Since 2005, the National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts (NESTA) have funded Crucible events. These events have brought together scientists and innovators who share an interest in communicating and learning from the public with the goal of making a real difference in the world.