We are pleased to announce that with the generous support of the UK Space Agency we will be launching a new project at the
start of the New Year – the MELT Challenge. MELT will provide opportunities for school students and their
teachers to understand and analyse Polar Earth Observation and monitoring data. With this evidence and
academic support and the direct experience of Robert Swan on his South Pole Energy Challenge, they can
actively calculate and reduce their carbon footprint in schools, and innovate to provide and share new
carbon reduction approaches and technologies.
If you are interested, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with MELT in the subject line.
“I'm delighted to be working with IRIS on the MELT project. Students looking at Earth observation of the poles will be directly observing our South Pole Energy Challenge and seeing what a crucial role they have in understanding and taking care of their environment.“
Robert Swan, Polar Explorer.
The Judd School created history by being the first UK state school to enter the prestigious iGEM competition in the USA.Judd were successful in producing the first state school team to enter the international competition, iGEM (which stand for the International Genetically Engineered Machine). Ten members of the team travelled to Boston on the 9th November and presented their project, IonIron. They competed against over forty high school teams from around the world and were judged by the same criteria as the hundreds of undergraduate and overgraduate teams to attain a medal. After a fantastic weekend at the Giant Jamboree, they came away with a Silver Medal and awards for “best mathematical model” and “best education and public engagement”. They were also nominated for “best wiki”.
Congratulations to all the students on this amazing achievement.
Are you an active IRIS school? Check here
Go to the Projects section to see our 3 exciting new projects coming for the Autumn term:
Please see our new “How to“ guide on data analysis here
It is that time of year again when students are completing their school education before moving on to work or university, if you have worked on an IRIS project and want to keep in touch please join our alumni here .
Free public access to NASA research data can be found here
Amazing Atmospheres has now gone live and we are receiving data from our Carbon Monoxide sensors in schools around the UK, as well as the large multi gas sensor installed at the Eden Project down in Cornwall. To join in the project either register your school via the “Join in” page or if you have already signed your collaboration agreement email us at email@example.com. Please click here for more information on Amazing Atmospheres.