Become a scientist for the day as the Southeast Science Festival continues this week

Become a scientist for the day as the Southeast Science Festival continues this week

Free tickets are still available to Mad Scientists for a number of science-related events

Southeast Science Festival. This photo was taken at City Hall with Calmast during Science Week last year during the Mark The Science Guy show. Photo: Patrick Brown

The South East Science Festival continues in Carlow and across the South East this week, with a number of free tickets still available for a variety of science-related events.

The theme for 2023 is “Human!” It is woven throughout the festival with events for all ages and interests with topics including artificial intelligence, e-textiles, food and nutrition, sports and much more.

Each year, the festival brings together leading scientists and science presenters from Ireland and beyond to the city and county of Waterford, Carlow and across the Suir Valley.

Tonight (Tuesday 14 November) at 7pm Carlow College will host a panel discussion on ‘Artificial Intelligence: Is it a threat to humanity?’ “How the humanities can save us from extinction.”

The discussion will take place at St Patrick’s Research Center and the Center for Civic Engagement at Carlow College, and will address cultural responses to artificial intelligence in film and fiction, along with the idea of ​​the digital citizen.

On Thursday 16 November, an event for anyone interested in medical sciences will also be held at Carlow College.

The first responders event will show how these emergency teams manage patients in emergency situations until medical personnel arrive.

A number of other events include the Chemistry Fair at SETU Carlow which runs until Friday 17 November.

Anyone who likes to mix science and competition will enjoy the “Beautiful Science Fair and Competition” also held at SETU. At this event, students will present #STEAM: The Fusion of Art and Science. Art curator Helena Tobin will present the show on Friday night 17 November, presenting the winning selection of artworks created in the science lab.

Events in Waterford include a “Tour and Talk: Museum of the Irish Revival” on Wednesday, November 15 at the Museum of the Irish Revival in Waterford.

The majority of Tipperary based events are already booked but there are still a number of places available such as The Science Behind the Past. This takes place at the Talbot Hotel in Clonmel, Tipperary on Friday 17 November from 9.30am to 2.15pm.

Be sure to check online for tickets in advance for all Southeast Science Festival events, as although most are free, tickets are still required.

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