February 11 2021
Three episodes of ‘Science Waves’, the new podcast series led by primary school children as part of a public engagement project at CÚRAM, the SFI Research Centre for Medical Devices at NUI Galway, have been aired to date on FLIRT FM.
CÚRAM’s Science Waves project is a series of science radio shows and podcasts made by children and scientists for children, in partnership with NUI Galway’s Alternative Radio Station, FLIRT FM. The episodes premiere on 101.3FM, FLIRT FM and online on www.flirtfm.ie and are available to listen back to here
Science Waves was awarded funding through Science Foundation Ireland’s Discover Programme in 2021. The Discover Programme funds projects dedicated to inspiring and empowering members of the public in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) subjects.
The project team includes creative producer Alice McDowell and technical producer Alan Meaney who have assisted the children in every step of the project from initial research through preproduction and postproduction. In light of the current COVID health crisis, production has been a combination of remote and in-person.
Each episode is 30 minutes long and focus on a variety of science topics. Further episodes have been created with Scoil Croí Íosa, (Presentation Primary School), and with Galway based Foróige groups supported by Tusla.
For more information, contact Science Waves Manager, Andrea Fitzpatrick on firstname.lastname@example.org