"It's like playing at being NASA or the European Space Agency, but they're not playing. They're doing the real thing."
Professor Lawrence Pinsky, NASA and CERN collaborator
A change is coming
Our vision: a transformation of the student and teacher experience of science. Being involved in real science inspires young people and is the best professional development for teachers.
Thanks to ever more powerful technology, today's school students can access top level scientific data, collaborate with scientists around the globe, process information at lightning speed and develop innovative experimental ideas. They can put an experiment in space and contribute to scientific discovery. IRIS helps students and their teachers do this.
From our work to-date, we find when sixth form students take part in research, greater numbers go on to study science at university and take up careers in science and engineering.