Programme

UCC Science Shop conference

Programme

The UCC Science Shop conference features a range of local and international speakers from a Science Shop background and from a community/voluntary group background. The programme for the conference is as follows:

Programme

09.45-10.10

Registration (Tea & Coffee)

10.10-10.20

Morning Welcome
Prof David Cox, Head of College of Arts, Celtic Studies & Social Sciences, UCC

10.20-11.00

What is a Science Shop and how do they operate? (pdf below for both presentations)
Steve Harris, CASE (Centre for Astronomy and Science Education) Science Shop, University of Glamorgan, Wales
Eileen Martin & Emma McKenna,
Queens' University, Belfast Science Shop

11.00-11.30

Voluntary Sector Perspectives on Science Shops in operation (pdf below)
Gordon McCullough, N.I. Council for Voluntary Action

11.30-11.50

Tea & Coffee

11.50-12.30

Science shops and student research: Dutch experiences (pdf below)
Dr. Henk Mulder, Chemistry Science Shop, Groningen University, the Netherlands

12.30-1.00

Panel Discussion: Q&A Science Shops in operation
Steve Harris, Eileen Martin & Emma McKenna, Gordon McCullough and Dr. Henk Mulder

13.00-14.00

Lunch

14.00-14.10

Afternoon Welcome
Prof Tommie McCarthy, Biochemistry Dept

14.10-14.30

The Science Shop at UCC: Student Research Pilot Project
Dave Walker, B.Soc.Sc undergraduate, UCC  

14.30- 15.00

The Community Needs and Academic Partnership in Cork
Ann Long, Gurranabraher Community Development Project
Donal Guerin, Social Inclusion Officer Cork City Council
Tom Carey, Carrigtoohill Family Resource Centre

15.00-15.45

Workshops: The Way forward for UCC Science Shop
(a) Science Workshop with Dr. Henk Mulder & Steve Harris

(b) Social Sciences and Arts Workshop with Eileen Martin & Emma McKenna

15.45- 16.15

Plenary Session - The Way forward for UCC

16.15

Conference Close







University College Cork

Coláiste na hOllscoile Corcaigh

College Road, Cork T12 K8AF

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