Sunday 23 September 2018

Science week to encourage people to #StopAndAsk

Ellie Donnelly

Ellie Donnelly

Irish people are being asked to #StopAndAsk questions about the world around them as part of Science Foundation Ireland’s national Science Week 2017.

The week, which takes place from the 12 - 19 November provides people across the county with the opportunity to ask questions, explore the science in their everyday lives and discover how science explains the world around us.

The #StopAndAsk campaign aims to enable people to make sense of the world around them and facilitate conversations between the public and Ireland’s scientific community.

People of all ages are being encouraged to ask their question on social media, whether it’s "why do I experience fear?", "how can I kick the perfect penalty kick?" or even "is there any truth to the 'sunny south east'?".

"Science helps us to ask and answer the questions, solve the problems and to consider what is next. This Science Week, we want as many people as possible to get involved and ask the questions that matter to them - the questions that have always made them curious," Dr Ruth Freeman, director of strategy and communications at Science Foundation Ireland, said.

This year Science Week is being marked with a number of events nationwide including From Wolf to Woof, the science of dogs’at Athlone Institute of Technology, the role of science in modern day sport performance at University of Limerick, cocktail chemistry at Edison in Cork, and the science of confidence taking place at the Gaiety School of Acting in Dublin.

To join the conversation, you can use the hashtag #StopAndAsk and tweet, Instagram or Facebook your question.

Science Week 2017, through Science Foundation Ireland, its partners and the science community will aim to answer the best questions throughout the week.

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