Dream Big

Dream Big : An Irishwoman's Space Odyssey

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What do you do with impossible dreams? When do you let them go? Niamh Shaw, scientist, engineer and performer, had always felt that something was missing in her life. Stepping away from a full-time academic career, she initially thought that it might be acting. But when in that career, she knew that she still hadn't found what she was looking for. While making her first theatre show, looking at her life choices and childhood ambitions, the realisation that she still wanted to fulfil her childhood dream to go to space, but had done nothing to achieve this goal, was painful and disappointing for her.

Why had she given up on this dream? She realised that if she didn't pursue it, she would spend the rest of her life regretting that she had given up on herself. And so this 40-year-old woman from Ireland began a journey she is determined to finish. Along the way she is also inspiring people to love science as much as she does. An account of her journey so far, Niamh's story reminds us that we must fight to be the person we are destined to be.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 135 x 215 x 22.86mm | 358.34g
  • Cork, Ireland
  • English
  • 16 Illustrations, unspecified
  • 1781177155
  • 9781781177150
  • 496,776

About Niamh Shaw

Niamh Shaw is an Irish
performer, science communicator & STEAM ambassador with two degrees in
engineering & a PhD in science Dream Big describes her life through science and personal
anecdotes, and her story reminds us that we can be anything we want to be if we
are brave and bold enough.
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