Alida Zauers is the Public Engagement and Outreach officer for CONNECT in Cork, based at Tyndall National Institute.
She graduated with an honors degree in Earth and Ocean sciences in 2015 from the National University of Ireland Galway. Her thesis focused on geophysics, conducting a microgravity survey on the archaeological mound of Rathcroghan in Co. Roscommon.
During her final year she also worked as a lab demonstrator, demonstrating how to use the QGIS mapping software packages to third year university students.
As well as having a love for science, Alida also worked as a co-presenter on the Thursday Lie In breakfast show on Flirt FM in Galway from 2013 to 2015. She has also made a learning aid video for the history of life module in NUIG’s Earth and Ocean Science Department that focuses on the evolution of the beak from dinosaur to bird.
Her research interests include, physics, geophysics, climate change, earth sciences, technology, science communications, Public Engagement and Outreach within all STEM fields.
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