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Join us at Newtown Inn and Sports Bar on Wednesday 24th May at 7pm! In this "Our Society" event, talks include the chemistry of gun crime and using social media for health and fitness information.
Why Big, Strong Muscles are Crucial to the Future of Our Society
David Nolan (Sports Science Lecturer)
Our muscles allow us to move, and work and are critical for almost all functions of living. Our modern lifestyle does not lend itself to the development of muscular strength. Muscle health is one of the most important aspects of our health which is often overlooked. In this talk, I will argue that it will be disastrous for our future if we do not encourage our society to make our muscles bigger and stronger.
The Chemistry of Crime: Using Electrochemistry in Forensic Science
Colm McKeever (PhD student)
Through popular media, forensic science has received a unique place in the public’s mind. However, the question of “what is actually possible?” isn’t normally asked in the writers’ room, my research looks at what isn’t possible yet and how we can create new methods of analysis for evidence that might come from the firing of a gun. My research uses electrochemistry to create a fast and reliable sensor for on-site use in the detection of gunshot residue and to develop a method to visualise fingerprints on ammunition casings after they have been fired.
Keeping fit and Staying Safe: How women use social media for fitness
Doireann Peelo Dennehy (PhD student)
I look at how we use social media to find health & fitness information and what makes content trustworthy. I’m also interested in the ways we do or don’t interact with privacy features and how we feel about our data safety. So far I've looked at existing literature and have created a framework for the sense-making of this area finding that users Create, Consume, Connect and Control when they use social media for health & fitness. Creating content, hoping to be authentic, consuming content that is relatable, connecting with each other in DMs and controlling how they present themselves online.
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