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By: Ryan Institute  05/12/2011

Nov. 17 – “No more light bulbs: Lighting in the 21st Century” by Prof. Chris Dainty, Applied Optics
Nov. 24 – “The Science of Pain” by Dr. David Finn, NCBES
Dec. 1 – “Beetles, Bogs, Farming, and Flies: The Challenge of Protecting Biodiversity in the West of Ireland” by Dr. Micheal Gormally, Applied Ecology and Ryan Institute
Dec. 15 – “3D Tour of the Universe” by Dr Andy Shearer, Astronomy
Jan. 12 -  “Social Web: The Next Generation” Alexandre Passant, DERI
Jan. 19 – “The Role of Sustainability, Place and Creativity in Ireland’s Competitive Future’ Prof. Kevin Leyden, CISC
Jan. 26 – “Sun, Sea, Sand and…Surgery: How Marine Animals May be Good for Your Health” Dr. Anne Marie Power, Ryan Institute

OPEN YOUR MIND was brought to you by Applied Optics, DERI, the Ryan Institute, NCBES, REMEDI, CISC, and the Centre for Astronomy.  The series will run again in the Autumn of 2011.

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Each activity explored engineering solutions to different community needs such as bridge building, sustainable housing, medical devices, water treatment and electricity. There were puppets, lego-build areas, and a great display of antique engineering equipment.