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IRIS students touring Queen University chemistry labs
NEWS

Northern Ireland students work with leading scientists on salty research

October 2021

Teens from Northern Ireland are working with leading scientists from Queens University Belfast to explore the liquid heralded as the UK innovation most likely to shape the 21st century.

Student from St John Fisher show reporters a bit about DNA Origami
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BBC Look North investigates students’ research skills at St John Fisher

October 2021

BBC Look North reporters visited St John Fisher in Dewsbury to learn more about students’ latest research endeavour DNA Origami.

COMMENT

Girls in STEM: A cause for celebration, not complacency

August 2021

GCSE and A level results give grounds to rejoice about girls’ success in STEM subjects, but there is a long way to go before gender imbalance in the sciences is undone, writes Jo Foster.

Student illustrating DNA Origami
COMMENT

Stuff clay, let’s play with DNA

July 2021

These UK secondary students could quite possibly be the youngest people to construct artificial structures using DNA. They’ve been part of a pilot project investigating the emerging field of science – DNA nanotechnology

Students using Natural History Museum's Scanning Electron Microscope
COMMENT

What’s under their scopes?

July 2021

Secondary students from around the country have been taking a closer look at their research subjects using an instrument more commonly found in leading universities, research organisations and high-tech  companies than schools.

COMMENT

If the UK wants to be a science super power, research must be at the heart of science education

June 2021

Jo Foster explains why student-led research should be at the heart of  secondary education if the UK wants to realise its ambitions of becoming a science super power.

 

 

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UK students decode parasite genome to help prevent childhood infection

June 2021

Students have been helping scientists from the Sanger Institute annotate the genome of the human whipworm, Trichuris trichiura. Their efforts could support the development of a vaccine to prevent a neglected tropical disease linked to malnutrition and cognitive developmental problems in children.

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IRIS CPD course to empower teachers with skills to embed student-led research in their schools

May 2021

IRIS announces a Continuing Professional Development course for teachers wanting to embed authentic research opportunities across their school curriculum.

Location:
The Science Musuem
London

Document title
Lorem ipsom delore

NEWS

The IRIS Virtual Conference: Secondary students illustrate resilience during a tough school year

May 2021

We list the top research projects presented by secondary students at the IRIS Virtual Conference 2020-21.

 

COMMENT

Could research reignite teachers’ passion for science?

April 2021

Dr Elizabeth Rushton, lecturer at King’s College London, talked to 50 teachers who said IRIS projects have helped them reconnect with scientific inquiry, develop new subject knowledge and connect and collaborate with scientists.

 

NEWS

The Institute for Research in Schools announces launch of national STEM framework

March 2021

IRIS will launch the national STEM Research and Innovation in Schools Framework in November 2021 with partner organisations. It will bring together best practice from the education, research and charity communities to enable school leaders to develop an effective whole school strategy to support STEM within their school.

COMMENT

Where are tomorrow’s scientists? Teachers can still ignite passions to ‘turn on’ the next generation of researchers

January 2021

Jackie Flaherty Director of STEM at Chipping Campden School explains why meaningful investigative work is imperative to educate future scientists and how IRIS projects  can help overwelmed teachers ignite passions and ‘turn on’ the next generation of researchers.

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