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IRIS Student Research Conferences 2024

June 2024

Young researchers are preparing to present their work at the IRIS conferences taking place across the UK over the next three weeks.

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Students unveil the wonders of particle physics

April 2024

Students learn coding methods and the fundamentals of the Standard Model from leading physicists.

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What we’re watching this Christmas: the Christmas Lectures & AI research

December 2023

We shine a light on AI research, from a tennis ball retrieving robot to simplifying processes.

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IRIS and Queens University Belfast shortlisted for a Times Higher Education Award

December 2023

Our outreach initiative encouraging people from non-traditional backgrounds to enter higher education.

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IRIS London conference: AI ball boys & girls, future hackers & searching for wolf stars

August 2023

Young researchers travelled from Belfast to Dover to share their research at the London IRIS conference.

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Tracking sewage from space: Cornish student highlights pollution problem

August 2023

Arthur, a pupil at Mullion School in Helston, uses satellite images to monitor sewage pollution.

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IRIS Manchester conference: robot dentists, Coeliac disease awareness & preventing organ rejection

August 2023

We highlight a few of the many research discoveries shared by young people at this year’s conference.

News

Serving up success: students create AI robot ball boy

July 2023

Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar School students’ robot can safely retrieve tennis balls on the busiest of courts.

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The scent of success: IRIS recognised at the Education Awards

May 2023

Our Greener Fragrances project was shortlisted for an outreach award at the Education Awards.

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Art, science and computer design at a nanoscale

May 2023

Students visit the University of Leeds to talk research and discover careers in materials sciences.

COMMENT

10 ideas for lowering carbon emissions in schools

April 2023

Our director, Jo Foster, offers 10 ways that schools can empower students to become active citizens.

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Leading particle physicist returns home to meet with aspiring young scientists

March 2023

Alan Barr sets students on a quest to answer some of science’s biggest questions.

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COMMENT

The top 10 career choices for teenagers in the UK

March 2023

Our director Jo Foster explains how doing research can benefit school students’ future careers.

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