• A Week at Designer Minds – S.T.E.A.M. Summer Camp

    A Week at Designer Minds – S.T.E.A.M. Summer Camp

    I have been going to Summer Camps for a while now but this is the first time I have heard of Designer Minds.  it was perfectly suited for me this year!  As far as I can tell it’s the first time they have traveled to Westmeath. This camp gives you Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and

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  • The Cool Planet Experience

    The Cool Planet Experience

    Last week I went to the Cool Planet Experience in Powerscourt, Co. Wicklow. When we went in, one of the first things we (myself and my Mum) saw was….. a giant pufferfish made out of recycled materials found on a beach. For example the spikes on the pufferfish were made of plastic bottles. Then we

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  • What is A Marine Climate Scientist?

    What is A Marine Climate Scientist?

    How long have you been a Marine Climate Scientist? Please tell us about the field of study you specialise in? I have been broadly under the umbrella of ‘climate science’ since my undergraduate degree at Mercyhurst University where I studied biology. While at Mercyhurst, I was able to spend some time studying and researching in

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  • Ciara visits #InspireFest

    Ciara visits #InspireFest

    This week I went to my very first #InspireFest at the Bord Gais Energy Theatre. We had a 5:30am start to get up to Dublin in time for Registration of 7am.  My Mum and I were the very first attendees into registration and got our badges and lanyards and we started looking around because the

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  • What is Ciara’s Journey?

    What is Ciara’s Journey?

    I was recently asked by someone at Armagh Planetarium what Ciara’s Journey was all about. It’s mostly a story of my learning about space and science and me sharing what I learn with others.  Usually I share either in videos or blogs. However recently I have been getting written interviews with some amazing people as

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  • What is a Data Scientist?

    What is a Data Scientist?

    Each month this year I have been interviewing specialists in their field about what they do and why they do it!  As part of my ongoing series What is A…  I put a call out a couple of months ago looking for people to interview and Martin Bell was one of the many people who

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