IT Sligo Science Fair ‘Steps It Out’

Data gathered from well-worn shoes will form part of a new research project in Forensic Science at this year’s Annual Science Fair in IT Sligo.

The Fair is a popular family event, and takes place this Sunday, November 13th, from 12-5pm.

It features an array of science-related performances and interactive displays.

This year, visitors young and old will have an opportunity to help staff from the Institute’s School of Science collect data for a research project in forensic science.

Bring along your favourite well-worn shoes and get them examined by professional staff to see if they can find traces of blood on them. The research will examine how often a forensic scientist could expect to find blood traces on footwear.

All data collected will remain anonymous.

For more information, contact Aodhmar Cadogan at IT Sligo. Email cadogan.aodhmar@nullitsligo.ie.

The Annual Science Fair at IT Sligo is happening on Sunday, November 13th, between 12 and 5pm.

This is a free event, and is part of The Sligo Science Festival 2016, a week-long programme of free events and activities running from November 13-20th, which is taking place at various venues across County Sligo.

Download the Sligo Science Festival Brochure here

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