• Question: my favourite thing about science is getting up and getting involved what would you doto get people up and involved in science?

    Asked by chloe101 to Ahmed, Francesca, George, James, Nitheen on 13 Nov 2014.
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      Francesca Paradisi answered on 13 Nov 2014:

      I personally do a lot of outreach, I visit schools etc. I think the best way to enthuse people about science is to show them your research in term they can understand and if you are passionate about what you are doing, it tends to be pretty contagious!

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      James Sullivan answered on 13 Nov 2014:

      ^^^^ what Francesca said.

    • Photo: Nitheen Kaperi

      Nitheen Kaperi answered on 13 Nov 2014:

      Hi Chloe,

      ” Questioning how things work ?” By doing so, I have seen a lot of friends and students getting involved and trying to figure out the answers. In this process, they get curious to know how things work and thus get involved in/with science.
      As Francesca, I have done a lot of outreach programs and it is the best way to get people involved in Science.

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      Ahmed Osman answered on 17 Nov 2014:

      Hi chloe101
      thanks for this brilliant question
      If people know that my research will benefit them they will get involving
      Firstly I am working on the production of renewable and environmentally friend fuel from the agriculture waste (like grass, wood, etc)
      you know that the fuel that car uses is fossil fuel and mostly of it is imported ( in case of Northern Ireland 90% of the energy fuel is imported) so we have two problem with fuel, the first is importation and secondly it makes lots of pollution.
      We can solve this problem in just one step if we produce the fuel from the agricultural waste (the Northern Ireland land is covered by 76% by green like grass), this will save up to 40% of our use and the produced fuel called Dimethyl Ether is clean (where there is no smoke when it is ignited in cars) the process that we use to produce this fuel is anaerobic digestion. It is a natural process where plant and animal materials ( biomass) are broken down by micro-organisms in the absence of air.
      I think this new fuel will make the life happy