Watch Soapbox Science Dublin's virtual show, featuring STEMM talks from 12 female Irish scientists

  • Twelve Irish scientists gave in-depth talks as part of the first virtual Soapbox Science Dublin show this weekend.

    Like many tech events taking place this year, Soapbox Science Dublin 2020 has had to adapt to a new online format. This year's event took place on Saturday July 11th and was livestreamed simultaneously on YouTube and Facebook, with video recordings kept online after the event to make it available to as wide an audience as possible.

    Twelve female speakers from University College Dublin (UCD), Trinity College Dublin, and RCSI University of Medicine and Health Sciences gave talks on topics ranging from sustainability tech and material science to the future of cancer treatment and the astrophysics of the early universe.

    Dr Dara Stanley commented on the event: "As women in particular are under-represented at many career stages in STEMM subjects, Soapbox Science aims to break down stereotypes around who scientists are by featuring a number of female scientists speaking on a number of diverse topics. Soapbox Science Dublin is great fun so please do join us online and hear about some amazing science being carried out by twelve fantastic female scientists."

    Soapbox Science aims to help promote women in the science and engineering around the world, with over 40 events planned this year across 14 different countries. Dublin's event featured talks from 12 Irish scientists on their fields of expertise, and answered questions from those watching. A full video of the event is below:

    Source: Soapbox Science Dublin

     

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