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 was also great to have about a dozen UCC PhD researchers helping us and special thanks to the head of UCC chemistry Prof Anita Maguire for visiting the workshop.
Thanks to UCC staff members Dr Dave Otway and Will Daly for organizing the event and for inviting us down. We also followed up the UCC workshop with a trip to a local school in the afternoon to run another workshop with the Transition Year students of Regina Mundi College. So it was a very successful trip to Cork and it was great to catch up with so many people!
The featured picture is L-R: Dr Dave Otway (UCC), Prof Anita Maguire (UCC), Dr John O’Donoghue (TCD) and Dr Natalia Garcia Domenech (TCD).