RTC's Dr Sarah Lappin and Dr Rachel O'Grady were delighted to present their latest research at the Northern Ireland Assembly's Knowledge Exchange Seminar Series (KESS).
The Assembly’s Research and Information Service (RaISe) jointly delivers KESS with the Queen’s University of Belfast (QUB – co-founder 2011), Ulster University (Ulster - 2012) and The Open University (OU – 2013). It is the first of its kind in the United Kingdom, formally partnering a legislative arm of government – the Assembly - with academia. Aiming to promote evidence-led policy and law-making, KESS provides a forum in which academics present their research findings in a straightforward format, on issues that are relevant to governance in Northern Ireland. It seeks to bring those findings to the attention of key participants and decision-makers, including MLAs, the wider public sector and others, in a “safe space” that encourages discussion, fosters improved understanding and seeks to enable opportunities for more in-depth engagement in future. (Source: niassembly.gov.uk)
Sarah and Rachel presented at the session alongside Prof. Keith Attenborough of the Open University who delivered a fascinating presentation Acoustics for STEM and STEAM.
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