Researchers: share your passion for science!

It is that time of the year again when new students join postgraduate courses or PhD programmes to continue their training to become the researchers of tomorrow. It is a good moment for you, young researchers, to consider public engagement in science, why it is important and what you can get out of participating in it. Undergraduate students are joining science courses too and might have the possibility to get involved! You will find below accessible pieces of reading materials that might help you to make this decision. "What is public engagement?" according to the National Co-ordinating Centre for Public Engagement in the UK "Why is it important ?" according to the NCCPE. "What's in it for

Cell EXPLORERS NUI Galway volunteer meet & greet!

Join Claudia and our team members on Thursday 14th of September to learn about our programme, chat with existing volunteers and have pizza! If you are thinking of volunteering with the Cell EXPLORERS NUI Galway the team will meet you at 1pm in the Biochemistry Seminar room ! This room is downstairs in the Biochemistry area of the Arts and Science Concourse building (check map on how to contact us page), look out for the signs directing you. At this meeting we will tell you about all the activities that we will be involved in this semester and how you can get started in spreading the joy of science! Most importantly you will have a chance to talk to the team and meet new interested team memb

The Cell EXPLORERS research team go to ESERA17!

The European Science Education Research Association (ESERA) conference is taking place in Dublin City University this year and our NUI Galway-based research team made of Sarah Carroll, Dr Claudia Fracchiolla and Dr Muriel Grenon, is attending! ESERA2017 is being hosted by both Dublin City University (DCU) and University of Limerick (UL) on DCU campus. It is one of the largest international education research conference with 1522 attendees from 75 different countries. The theme of the conference is ‘Research, practice and collaboration in science education’ and the programme showcases a staggering 1246 presentations between the 21st and the 25th of August. These include 683 Oral , 344 symposi

Cell EXPLORERS is becoming a Gaisce National Challenge Partner!

Cell EXPLORERS is becoming a National Challenge Partner to Gaisce – the president’s award (www.gaisce.ie). Read all about Gaisce - the president's award here What is Gaisce? It is a self-development programme that encourages young people aged 15-25 to realise their potential. It sets a direct challenge from the President of Ireland allowing young people to take exciting personal, physical and community challenges and develop new skills and new friendships. They are 3 levels of the award: Bronze, Silver and Gold, according to time and energy given by participants. What are Challenge Partner? This year, Gaisce is establishing partnerships with organisations – Challenge partners - that support

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