Scottish high school students inspire discovery of new penguin colony in Antarctica
The British Antarctic Survey acknowledged Scottish high school students for their encouragement which led to a discovery of a new colony of emperor penguins. The study, as part of , reveals that there are nearly 20% more emperor penguin colonies an Antarctica than previously thought.
Teens’ education is at stake – why it’s as critical as ever to get students involved in real research
Evidence now suggests that the attainment gap between disadvantaged students and their peers is likely to have widened due to the inequalities of provision and access to education during the pandemic. Student-led research either in school or home could enhance students understanding of STEM subjects during this critical time in education.
Students make strides on human whipworm genome
Students make strides in research effort to improve the health of their peers in distance countries by completing more than 8,500 annotations of the genome of the human whipworm, Trichuris trichiura.
Students given the chance to study the stars at home
The Institute for Research in Schools and the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) have launched a project to boost the research skills of secondary students while learning from home.
IRIS cancels Spring conferences in response to COVID 19 outbreak
Due to the progression of the coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak, the Institute for Research in Schools (IRIS) has made the difficult decision to cancel the Spring Conferences.
Empowering more girls into research careers
Lauren Charters on how an IRIS project changed her life and why she believes research in schools could lead more women into STEM careers.