RTÉ One’s new science series “The Science Squad” will take an entertaining look at some of the exciting and important scientific research currently under way in Ireland.
Topics in the six-part series will range from social networking to rugby tackle analysis, and from healthcare monitoring to science and technology in air travel.
The show’s presenters are:
- Aoibhinn Ní Shúilleabháin, who is currently studying for a doctorate on mathematics education at TCD. Besides being a broadcaster and teacher, Aoibhinn won the 2005 Rose of Tralee contest and has toured internationally with a traditional Irish music band
- Kathriona Devereux, a broadcaster and journalist who has an MSc in Science Communication from DCU and was a presenter on RTÉ’s previous science series “Scope”
- Jonathan McCrea, who presents the “Futureproof” science show on Saturday evenings on Newstalk – before his media career Jonathan specialised in networking, viruses and cryptography at Siemens Ireland
The team will look at the latest developments in Irish scientific research across a wide range of sectors, meeting Irish scientists who are working at the forefront of research and innovation.
The opening show will focus on Ireland’s advancing research in sensor technologies. There will be reports from CLARITY in UCD and the university’s SMARTLab Research Facility. The second episode will showcase current research in nanotechnology and genetics.
When to watch
“The Science Squad” starts this Thursday (14 June) at 7pm (just before Ireland kick off against Spain in the European Championships). It will have a later slot of 8.30pm from 21 June onwards, and watch out for it on the RTÉ Player.