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.Continue reading “Leinster School Workshops”

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 providedContinue reading “Wrapping up for the Academic Year”

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. ItContinue reading “UCC Chemistry Collaboration”

ISTA Conference 2023

We made the trip to the Technological University of the Shannon (TUS) in Limerick on the 1st of April for the 2023 Irish Science Teachers Association (ISTA) conference. Teacher support and professional development is a large part of our long term plans for the CCI project. By encouraging, enabling and supporting teachers in their teachingContinue reading “ISTA Conference 2023”

SFI Discover Partners Day

Huge thank you to Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) for inviting us to speak at their Discover Awards Partners day about our research into digital feedback methods. From the very beginning of our project we have priortised feedback and evaluation, in particular making it as assessible as possible to ensure that we are gathering an accurateContinue reading “SFI Discover Partners Day”

Spring has Sprung in the North West

The ATU Sligo team have been very busy through the month of March running school workshops all over the West and North West of Ireland. The team of PhD’s have visited Mayo, Galway, Leitrim and Donegal over the course of a few weeks. Well done to everyone at ATU Sligo for their huge commitment andContinue reading “Spring has Sprung in the North West”

We had a Blast!!

A whopping 26 PhD and early career researchers from both Trinity College Dublin and the Atlantic Technological University Sligo, sparked conversations with over 800 primary students at our stand in the RDS for the ESB Science Blast! It was our biggest event to date in terms of the number of days, researchers and engagement. PrimaryContinue reading “We had a Blast!!”

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 atContinue reading “We’re back for 2023!”

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, theContinue reading “School Workshops in the North West”

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 areaContinue reading “Teacher CPD at the ChemEd-Ireland Conference”