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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 from 50 UK schools 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 Continuing Professional Development (CPD) course to empower teachers with skills needed 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

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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.

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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.

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

March 2021

IRIS is set to launch the national STEM Research and Innovation in Schools Framework in September 2021 with partner organisations.

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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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