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Current Chemistry Investigators (CCI) is an informal education project by TCD and ATU Sligo aimed at sparking conversations with schools and community groups about the science of energy storage!


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

We’re back for 2023!

The Trinity College Dublin team have kicked off the new calendar year with workshops in Coolmine Community School in west Dublin, Clongowes in Kildare and Templecarrig in Wicklow. They have battled the wet and cold weather to get back on the road again with our battery investigation workshop. Our secondary school workshops are aimed at…

School Workshops in the North West

The ATU Sligo team have been very busy throughout the months of November and December especially, with workshops running every week. The team of staff and PhD researchers have had numerous schools on campus during Science Week and have also visited schools all around the North West of Ireland. Over the past few weeks, the…

Teacher CPD at the ChemEd-Ireland Conference

Electrochemistry is currently the least popular and worst answered question on the Leaving Cert Chemistry exam paper. But this is not hugely surprising, since it is only a small component of the main course and is mainly part of an optional section. But we need to spark a greater interest in this hugely important area…

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