Cell EXPLORERS Limerick IT

 

Contact the Cell EXPLORERS LIT team and arrange a school visit | cellexplorerslit@gmail.com

The Cell EXPLORERS LIT team brings the Fantastic DNA School Roadshow to primary schools around Limerick.

Visits can take place during Spring 2020 and later on this autumn around the time of National Science Week in November 2020.

 

About

The Cell EXPLORERS Limerick Institute of Technology (LIT) Team has been recently established in 2019 in collaboration with Dr Marie Walsh and Dr Siobhan Curtin. To learn more about LIT visit https://lit.ie/

LIT Team had a good start in 2019 bringing Fantastic DNA during May and June to 2 schools in Limerick and Ennis, Co. Clare. This year the team will be engaging with more schools around Limerick.

 

The Team

 

The Cell EXPLORERS Limerick IT Team is made up of enthusiastic undergraduate and postgraduate students from the School of Natural Sciences LIT. The team is coordinated by Dr Marie Walsh and Dr Siobhan Curtin of the School of Natural Science.

Their team, pictured right, have a passion for communicating their love of science to young children and are excited by the opportunity to interact with primary schools around Limerick.

Cell EXPLORERS LIT team in 2019

Dr. Marie Walsh

Cell Explorers LIT Coordinator

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Lecturer,

Department of Applied Science,

Limerick Institute of Technology

Marie Walsh is a lecturer in Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Science in the Applied Science Department at LIT. A graduate of the University of Glasgow and Queen’s University Belfast, she was awarded a B.Sc. in Life Sciences and PGCE in Chemistry and Biology. She also has an M.Sc. in Communicating Science. Marie is one of the LIT coordinators for LIT CELL EXPLORERS team. She is also currently co-ordinating two Erasmus+ projects – MathE and FICTION. She is involved in several outreach initiatives at LIT, and co-ordinates Science Week, Space Week and CanSat events in the Institute.

Dr. Siobhán Curtin

Cell Explorers LIT Coordinator

Lecturer,

Department of Applied Science,

Limerick Institute of Technology

Dr. Siobhán Curtin is a lecturer in Instrumental Analysis and Quality Management in the Applied Science Department at LIT. A graduate of the University of Limerick, she was awarded a B.Sc. (Ed) in Biological Sciences with chemistry and a PhD from the Department of Life Sciences. Siobhán, one of LIT Cell EXPLORERScoordinators, is also a researcher on the Erasmus+ funded  MathE project. She is involved in a number of outreach initiatives at LIT. One of her main research interests is in the area of STEM Education.

 

 

School Visits

The first LIT Cell EXPLORERS school visit took place in May 2019 as a training visit with the coordinators from the NUI Galway team. The team had good start visiting 2 schools including 4 classes to engage 101 children with Fantastic DNA.

LIT team will continue to visit schools in 2020. If you would like Cell EXPLORERS LIT to bring Fantastic DNA to your school contact the team by email.

School visits by the Cell EXPLORERS LIT team in 2019

LIT Team Training School Visit

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cellexplorers@nuigalway.ie

School of Natural Sciences, Arts and Science Building, National University of Ireland, Galway

Cell EXPLORERS is funded by Science Foundation Ireland under the SFI Discover programme, NUI Galway and the Galway University Foundation. 

Team training