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Science Gallery Dublin Runs Innovation Workshop at Bangalore's Mallya Aditi School

Posted on 14 December 2014

Mallya Aditi International School, Trinity College Dublin and Science Gallery Dublin collaborated on a three-day workshop on the theme of ‘Mobility’ in Bangalore, India from 2- 4 November 2014. The workshop opened with a keynote address by Professor Satyajit Mayor, Director at the National Centre for Biological Sciences, in Bangalore.

Trinity College Dublin lecturer, Dr. Joseph Roche, lead discussions on design and creation. Dr. Roche is a graduate of Trinity College Dublin, where he completed his B.A. and Ph.D. in physics and astrophysics. He has worked at the NASA Goddard Spaceflight Centre and as Research Projects Coordinator at Science Gallery Dublin. Dr. Roche has been shortlisted as a candidate for the Mars One project.

The theme of 'Mobility' overlapped withe Science Gallery's summer exhibition on Strange Weather. Students learned about climate change and its effects on human migration. The workshop focussed on a series of stimulating and creative activities where students worked collaboratively and developed projects through the process of idea generation. The students were challenged to work together in teams to depict a worst-case scenario for the human race using existing evidence of climate change. They wrote scripts that described the science behind their chosen outlook and how to forecast it to the general public in the traditional TV weather-presenter manner. The students then recorded their forecast using a basic green screen and suitable background graphics.

Science Gallery and Mallya Aditi had partnered previously to deliver workshops at Trinity College Dublin and in Bangalore.