Welcome to CCI!

Current Chemistry Investigators (CCI) is an informal education and public engagement project by Trinity College Dublin (TCD) and the Atlantic Technological University (ATU) Sligo aimed at sparking conversations with schools and community groups about the science of energy storage!

The CCI Project team at ATU Sligo with the Head of Science for a pilot workshop and training day with PhD researchers in April 2022

School Workshops

Our Informal Education workshops are run by trained researchers from the School of Chemistry at Trinity College Dublin (TCD) and the Faculty of Science at the Atlantic Technological University (ATU), Sligo.

Thanks to funding provided by Science Foundation Ireland (SFI), there is no cost to you or your students and we will arrange the workshop around your timetable. We are now booked up for the 2022/23 academic year. All new bookings will be added to a cancellation waiting list .

Public Engagement Events

We’ve had a very busy summer of public engagement activities in 2022 starting with the Cork Carnival of Science in Fitzgerald’s Park in Cork city on the 11th to the 12th of June, Followed by the Dublin Maker Festival in July and capped off with the National and World Ploughing Championships in September. We delivered hands-on electrochemistry activities and sparked thousands of conversations about energy storage.

All of our public engagement activities are run by trained scientific researchers from both of our partner institutions and are suitable for all ages!

Huge thanks to the organizers of the Cork Carnival of Science, Dublin Maker and the Ploughing as well as Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) for their support.

Project Updates

Leinster School Workshops

Our Trinity College Dublin team have been extremely busy this academic year, with over 30 schools visited all over Leinster and some in Munster too. Here are a collection of photos from some of our most recent school visits to CBA Naas in Co. Kildare, Kilkenny College, Temple Carrig School in Greystones, Co. Wicklow, St.…

Wrapping up for the Academic Year

Our first ever full academic year is now coming to an end with the last few workshops running through the month of May. It’s incredible that this time last year we were running our first pilot workshops in a handful of schools. From those tentative first steps we took on board all the advice provided…

UCC Chemistry Collaboration

At the end of April we travelled down south for the first of many collaborations with the University College Cork (UCC) School of Chemistry for the UCC Access Programme. We ran our CCI secondary school workshop with a great bunch of Transition Year students in the science labs in UCC from multiple Cork schools. It…

Social Media

We use three different platforms to showcase our work, promote our project, promote our PhD researchers and engage with everyone about the science of green energy. We mainly use our Twitter to engage with schools, teachers and the general public for the most part, we use our Instagram to engage with students, schools and teachers, and we use our Linkedin page to showcase the great work that our PhD ambassadors are doing.