Cell EXPLORERS PostDoctoral Researcher wanted!

We are recruiting a Cell EXPLORERS Post-Doctoral Researcher! The successful candidate will become the national coordinator of the Cell EXPLORERS programme. S/he will engage in research on the area of STEM public engagement and education involving volunteering work. As part of this work it will measure the success of the national expansion of the programme and the impact of participation on volunteers of all teams. The new team member will be integrated in the NUI Galway Cell EXPLORERS team and be involved in its outreach activities. The position is suitable for candidates with a background in Sciences, Science Education or Science Communication. For more information download the advertised p

Bon Voyage Claire!

Today, we are saying goodbye to our amazing colleague and friend Claire Concannon. Claire has been working with us since 2013, after completing her PhD in Biochemistry. She has been involved in every aspects of our programme, including the activities of the NUI Galway team of volunteers, the running of the final year projects, the development of our website and the organization of specific events including science camps and Pint of Science. Claire has been playing a huge part in the running of Cell EXPLORERS and in its success. In the last two years, Claire has been coordinating the national expansion of our programme by being the key point of contacts with your partners teams, and developin

The Arty Scientist 2016

The Arty scientist workshop challenged the stereotype of the mad scientist! It featured 20 scientists, 4 artists, 100 meters of paper, 128 oil pastels and 173 children & parents. It resulted in 83 drawings of children portraying themselves as scientists! Bronwyn Reid-McDermott discusses her work as a scientist with a young participant at the arty scientist workshop. Bronwyn is a Health care simulation technician in the School of Medicine. She is an an expert in making moulage & special effects makeup on both manikins/actors. These mimic injuries & are used to train Doctors / Nurses. Picture Aengus Mc Mahon. What do you see when you think of a scientist? An old man, with crazy white hair, wea

Cell EXPLORERS at Galway Science & Technology Festival 2016

More than 800 engaged participants, 40 enthusiastic volunteers, 4 interactive workshops, 5 hampers to be won and 1 committed Cell EXPLORERS team made for a recipe for a Fun and Informative Family day out at this year’s Exhibition day at NUI Galway, part of the Galway Science and Technology Festival. The day started early with our Selfie Competition with our Cell EXPLORERS pop-up stand on the Concourse. Sarah and her 3 daughters were the lucky winners of a hamper! New this year at the festival, The Arty Scientist workshop, supported by the French Embassy in Dublin and Science week Ireland, inspired participants with our diverse gallery of NUI Galway scientists to draw life-size portraits of t

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