Our Second Public Engagement Event

Hot on the heels of the Cork Carnival of Science in June, exactly a month later we are out and about again for the 2022 Dublin Maker in Merrion Square. This time we had a great collaboration of researchers from both of our partner project institutions: Trinity College Dublin (TCD) and the Atlantic Technological UniversityContinue reading “Our Second Public Engagement Event”

Our First Public Engagement Event

Our first Current Chemistry Investigators (CCI) public engagement event took place at the Cork Carnival of Science 2022 and it was a huge success! The two day outdoor event was attended by about 25,000 people and the CCI team engaged with about 3000 people at our battery making tent! We had queues of people liningContinue reading “Our First Public Engagement Event”

SFI Discover Projects Announcement

We were delighted to join the Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science, Simon Harris, and the Minister for Education, Norma Foley, to help announce the 47 Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) Discover projects aimed at improving public understanding of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM). Our project represents a unique partnership betweenContinue reading “SFI Discover Projects Announcement”

Our Pilot Workshops Continue

Thank you to the teachers and 5th year Leaving Cert Chemistry students at Loreto Secondary School in Navan, Co. Meath who gave us really useful feedback about our new CCI workshop. We have now made a few more small tweaks and improvements to the format based on this feedback. It seems that everyone really enjoyedContinue reading “Our Pilot Workshops Continue”

Our First School Workshop

Thank you to the teachers and the Transition Year students of Loreto College, St. Stephens Green for taking part in out first ever CCI school workshop. It was great to see 4 months of workshop development in the hands of our core audience for this project. The feedback was invaluable and we have already madeContinue reading “Our First School Workshop”

Second Pilot Workshop run in Sligo

After some adjustments based on feedback we got from our Trinity College Dublin (TCD) Chemistry PhD researchers during the first pilot workshop, we brought our new workshop to the North West of Ireland to gather further feedback from PhD’s in the Atlantic Technological University (ATU), Sligo. This time we also tested out some of ourContinue reading “Second Pilot Workshop run in Sligo”

Our First Pilot Workshop was a Success!

We ran our first pilot workshop with Trinity College Dublin (TCD) PhD researchers. They provided us with hugely valuable feedback so we could iron out any remaining chemical, narrative and logistic issues. Thank you to everyone who took part! This workshop also served as a training exercise for our PhD researchers who will be runningContinue reading “Our First Pilot Workshop was a Success!”

First Teacher CPD Workshop Run in Galway

We were delighted to kick off our project with a hybrid Science Teacher CPD and Focus Group event in partnership with the Galway Branch of the Irish Science Teachers Association (ISTA). Thank you to the Dominican College Taylors Hill for hosting us and to the Galway ISTA committee for organizing it. Thank you also forContinue reading “First Teacher CPD Workshop Run in Galway”