Minister for Business, Enterprise, and Innovation Heather Humphreys, TD together with Minister of State for Training, Skills, Innovation, Research and Development, John Halligan TD, recently announced the investment of almost €8,000 through Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) for the ADAPT Centre to host a citizen science event during Science Week, which takes place from the 11th – 18th November year.
The technology ‘think-in’ event aims to discuss the policy and ethics around technology and how it impacts our lives. Professor Vincent Wade of the ADAPT Centre said: “We are looking forward to debating the issues faced due to the proliferation of technology in our lives. Citizen scientists help provide important data for scientists and can inform key aspects of technology design and we’re looking forward to a lively discussion.”
Speaking about the event Minister Humphreys, said: “We must ensure that our citizens have access to science at a local level. Through the programme, people will be given a platform to celebrate research in their community, stimulate important conversations about science and participate in interactive experiences.”
The ADAPT event will be one of 1,000 events nationwide that encourage people of all ages and walks of life to be informed, inspired and involved in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM). Science Week 2018 runs from 11th – 18th November nationwide. The full programme will be available in the coming months on www.sfi.ie
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