Women in Technology and Science

Science Week 2020

  • 3 November 2020

Science Week 2020 takes place from November 8th to 15th. This its 25th year will see it take place in brand new digital, virtual, and blended formats.  There are lots of festivals and virtual conferences. Here's a selection. Enjoy!

  • Science on Screen Film Festival runs from 5-8 November. More here. It was opened on 5 November by Kathriona Devereux and screened Picture a Scientist. Well worth a watch. Congratulations to Cúram and the Galway Film Festival.
  • The Cork Science Festival, titled Shaping our Future, will run from the 8-15 November online this year with a huge selection of free events for all ages
  • The Midlands Science Festival. Link.
  • Festival of Curiosity Science Week 2020 programme. Link.
  • The Insight Centre Citizen Science Project @Crowd4Access needs you! They will be running some mapping workshops during Science Week and they are looking for participants. All details in the link!
  • Watch RTÉ during Science Week. A great set of programmes including Ten Things To Know About on RTÉ One on 9 November at 8.30 pm.
  • Dublin Maker brings you Maker-a-Day during Science Week. More here.
  • Explore the South East Science Festival here. We like the Cordula, chocolate and crystallisation video celebrating Rosaind Franklin.

Three events to watch out for:

  • ASPIRE with ABBOTT in association with Science Foundation Ireland, takes place on November 12th in association with Science Week 2020. The live conference will run from 10am to 5pm and include a host of well-known personalities and inspiring STEM advocates including Dr Niamh Shaw, Gaming Engineer Brenda Romero, Future of Work Expert Peter Cosgrove, Health and Nutrition Expert Daniel Davey and many more. WITS is taking part.
  • 13 November @ 11 am. BIAS Gender inequality in healthcare and research live panel on women's health and research. Register here to receive the link to watch the panel. There are activities on the website. Bias: Gender Inequality in Healthcare and Research is a Science Week event supported and developed by RCSI/Rotunda Research Department and the HRB Mother and Baby Clinical Trials Network. Thanks to Dr Anne Mac Lellan for news of the event. Have a look at Anne's brief history of women in STEM.
  • The ADAPT Centre's Science Week 2020 forum #ChoosingOurFuture public forum is now live. Register now. Have your say & interact with experts in the areas of Health, Environment, Education & more. The debate is live and runs until Friday 13 November at 4pm.

Have a look at the Science Week video.

Science Week is sponsored by Science Foundation Ireland.