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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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Jo Foster on how to help your students shine at science

November 2019

Catherine Lough, Tes staff writer, talks to Dr Jo Foster, director for the Institute for Research in Schools on teaching STEM to students.

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UCL Professor Michael Reiss joins IRIS board of trustees

July 2019

UCL’s Professor of Science Education joins our board of trustees.

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Higgs Hunters wins University of Oxford Award

July 2019

Higgs Hunters wins Project Award at this year’s University of Oxford Vice-Chancellor’s Public Engagement with Research Awards.

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IRIS appoints STEM education champion Jo Foster as new director

May 2019

Jo Foster, the current director of the Nexus STEM Programme and Cornwall School of Maths and Science, joins IRIS as director in September.

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Lampton physics technician wins Gratnells award

April 2019

Lampton School technician wins Gratnells Science Technician of the Year Award.

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IRIS pupils featured in Tes for research on nature’s impact on our health

September 2018

IRIS’ Well World was featured in Tes, the UK’s leading education publication. The student research project studied the impact of biodiversity on mental health.

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IRIS awarded Garfield Weston Grant for glacier research project

June 2018

The Garfield Weston Foundation grant will enable IRIS continue to run school hubs ran by a teacher scientist for a year.

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IRIS & UK Space Agency launch polar ice caps research project for schools

April 2018

IRIS has joined forces with the UK Space Agency to develop a series of school research projects studying the rate of polar Ice cap melting.

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It’s Minecraft: teens create replica of CERN

December 2017

UK teenagers have created an interactive museum of one of the world’s most famous science experiments – the ATLAS detector at the Large Hadron Collider – in the virtual land of Minecraft.

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School-age scientists contribute to tropical disease research

September 2017

IRIS students stand to become world experts through their participation in Genome Decoders, a research project launched in partnership with Wellcome Genome Campus.

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IRIS and Transport for London bring big data into classrooms

July 2016

The project will give students insight into how TFL analysts use data to improve millions of people’s journey every day.

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NASA launches space radiation research project TimPix in the US

June 2016

The Institute for Research in Schools (IRIS) is working with NASA to get American students involved in the TimPixproject.

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IRIS students break new ground in fields from astronomy to medicine

April 2016

A new community of UK scientists breaking new ground in fields from astronomy to medicine and not one of them has so much as a university degree.

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Students research radiation levels in the world’s oceans

April 2016

Students from a school in Canterbury look to  analyse radiation levels  in oceans near nuclear reactors such as Sellafield or Fukushima in real time.

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Using NASA data to analyse radiation exposure in space

April 2016

High school students use NASA data to analyse astronaut radiation exposure in space.

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Academics and scientist launch the Institute for Research in Schools

March 2016

Academic and scientists launch the Institute for Research in Schools, set to change STEM education for secondary students.

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