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Target: €3000


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I'm a Scientist - Food Zone

By Gallomanor Communications Ltd


This Food Zone is competing against the Pharmaceutical Zone in a race to see who will reach their funding goal first! While the Food and Beverage industry is the biggest in Ireland, it doesn't always get the headlines gathered by Big Pharma especially when it comes to science. This is a chance to get food and drink science and engineering in front of Irish school students. Please spread the word. And talking of the word...

I'm a Scientist, Get me out of here (IAS) is all about the conversation.

"I'd ask a question and they'd give me an answer, and then I'd have loads more questions and then more" is a typical student reaction.

"The best crash course in science communication" sums up the scientist response as the high tempo Q&A lets them know when they are getting their points across.

IAS is a successful science education project and is part-funded by Science Foundation Ireland. But in 2014 we want to run a Food Zone and we need your support to make it happen.

Food is the biggest Irish industry sector. It is also growing increasingly reliant on the talent of excellent Irish scientists and engineers. The Food Zone is a chance for school students to better understand the sector and for scientists and engineers within the field to better understand how to talk about their work.

IAS differs from traditional science outreach activities. The online environment means that scientists and engineers from all across Ireland and abroad can engage with students regardless of their location. Central Dublin, rural Cavan they all have the same opportunity.

It also means that our scientists and engineers can take part from wherever they happen to be - the office, the home, the airport, the farm. Every minute they spend on the event is spent engaging with the students.

And the best bit of the event being online? As one teacher from Dublin told us: "Every student has an equal voice. Normally only the confident pupils will dare to ask a question of a visiting scientist. In IAS they all ask questions."

The students will spend two weeks asking questions, chatting with scientists and voting for the one they want to win. The winner will get a €500 prize to spend on yet more science communication. It's the project that never stops giving.

We need to find €3,000 towards the cost of running the zone. If you want to see the Food (and Drink) sector get the attention it deserves please do support us.

If you are an impecunious scientist or engineer and would like to be considered for the zone please head to our website and sign up there. We hope the Irish Food Industry can help make this zone happen.



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