Denizens of Galway are about to be treated to impromptu street science from women scientists determined to be seen and heard. This weekend will welcome science to the streets of Galway as Soapbox Science visits the city of tribes for the first time. Founded in London in 2011 by Dr Nathalie Pettorelli and Dr Seirian Sumner, Soapbox Science has given more than 350 women scientists a public platform to spread the good word of their research.
The judges and Inspirefest audience have spoken, and NUI Galway researcher Joshua Chao has been crowned Researchfest champion 2017. The results are in and both judges and audience have named their Researchfest 2017 champion. Joshua Chao, a researcher at REMEDI, the Regenerative Medicine Institute based at NUI Galway ran away, took the top prize following a stellar spoken-word presentation.
Ahead of her presentation on a personal journey in leadership at Inspirefest 2017, Dr Anita Sands spoke to Elaine Burke about her incredible career. “When I look back on my career to date, somehow the disparate parts all seem to thread together, and it’s certainly allowed me to create an interesting value proposition as a board director,” Dr Anita Sands responded when I quizzed her on her broad (to say the least) career history. Sands’ career has enjoyed what she calls a number of “pivots”.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".