engineer, scientist, artist, communicator & space explorer
Niamh Shaw is passionate about igniting people’s curiosity & believes that if we aspire to be a society of STEM-literate citizens, we need to engage the disengaged in new & more accessible methods. She therefore pushes boundaries between STEM, art & communication, to prioritise the human story of science in all her work, in theatre, events and TV & radio work.
Voted one of Ireland’s leading science communicators and STEAM specialists (merging science, technology, engineering, arts and maths), her contribution to science & its application to Irish life was acknowledged by Uachtaráin na hÉireann, President Michael D. Higgins in 2017.
Niamh has set herself a life’s mission to get to space as artist and explorer, to challenge perceptions of humans in space. In this regard, she participated in a zero gravity flight at Star City in Moscow and regularly visits Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakstan for human launches (most recently Alexander Gerst). She is an experienced analogue astronaut with over 20 EVA hrs from Mars simulated missions in the Utah desert USA & continues to seek out further extreme environments and opportunities in human space exploration.
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