Fantastic DNA school visits begin!

Today saw the first Fantastic DNA school visit of the year! Angela, Cliodhna, Laura, JD and Claire visited 5th & 6th class in Scoil Naisiunta Rois in Taylors Hill. Thank you to the Principal and to 5th & 6th class teachers Ms Kelly and Ms O'Donnell for allowing us to visit. Thanks also to all the amazing children in these classes, we had a great time and were so impressed by your scientific knowledge and skill!

Cell EXPLORERS CPD workshop announced!

Cell EXPLORERS, in conjunction with the Galway Education Centre, is delighted to announce their continuous professional development workshop aimed at primary school teachers. "Working scientifically in the primary school classroom" is aimed at senior cycle primary school teachers. In this workshop teachers will practice some of the Cell EXPLORERS designed activities, learn about the science behind them, and gain the confidence and experience needed to bring hands-on science into their own classrooms. This course will take place in the Galway Education Centre on Saturday the 15th November from 9:30am - 1:30pm. Interested teachers can register by emailing cellexplorers@nuigalway.ie, with Cell

New Semester Excitement!!

As the university fills up again with the first year students starting this week the Cell EXPLORERS team is looking forward with much excitement to a busy semester! Next week all students will return and we will be running interviews for our first two Cell EXPLORERS internship positions! We will also be spreading the word about our activities for the semester and looking for new volunteers to help us. If you are interested in volunteering with Cell EXPLORERS, whether you are an undergrad, postgrad or staff, come along to the information meeting on the 15th September 1-2pm in the Dunican Theatre to learn more!

ReelLife Science Video Competition begins!

Following on from its successful pilot in Galway last year, the ReelLife Science Video competition has been launched Nationally this year. With an amazing €3,000 worth of prizes to be won and special guest judges Prof. Stephen Curry, Aoibhinn Ní Shúilleabháin and Paul Clarke this is a competition not to be missed. Check out www.reellifescience.com for all details and get filming!!! Entry closing date is the 17th October.

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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.