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Breaking down barriers, one after another

May 2024

Georgie Lott shares her success in boosting stem engagement at her former school and what led her to IRIS.

Student connie working in science lab
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Science practicals need to push experimental boundaries

May 2024

IRIS Director sees practicals as a chance to let young people freely explore answers to real-world issues.

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Year 10 students prompt penguin discovery

April 2024

Year 10 students inspire the discovery of nearly a third of known penguin colonies.

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Anyone can do scienceā€”just not me!

April 2024

Students still struggle to see themselves as ‘science people’. How can we make STEM more inclusive?

Bored boy
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Students on STEM lessons: important but not interesting

February 2024

Over half students surveyed don’t enjoy their lessons. What is missing from their learning experience?

Jo Foster, Director of the Institute of Research in Schools
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Paradigm shift needed to transform attitudes to the sciencesĀ 

January 2024

Our director, Jo Foster, talks about the fresh approach needed to truly change STEM education.

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