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Scottish high school students inspire discovery of new penguin colony in Antarctica

November 2020

Scottish high school students were recently acknowledged for their encouragement which led to a discovery of a new colony of emperor penguins. The study, as part of the British Antarctic Survey, reveals that there are nearly 20% more emperor penguin colonies an Antarctica than previously thought.

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Teens’ education is at stake – why it’s as critical as ever to get students involved in real research

November 2020

While there has always been an attainment gap between disadvantaged students and their peers, evidence now suggests that the gap is likely to have widened due to the inequalities of provision and access to education during the pandemic. This is why it’s more important than ever to get students stuck in research during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Students make strides on human whipworm genome

September 2020

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.

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Students given the chance to study the stars at home

May 2020

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.

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IRIS cancels Spring conferences in response to COVID 19 outbreak

March 2020

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.

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Empowering more girls into research careers

February 2020

Lauren Charters on how an IRIS project changed her life and why she believes research in schools could lead more women into STEM careers.

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