Cell EXPLORERS present at Scientix 2022
The Cell EXPLORERS University of Galway coordination team recently presented at this year's Scientix conference. Scientix is a large community for science educators across Europe and includes STEM teachers, education researchers, policy makers, and other education stakeholders. The Scientix conference (http://www.scientix.eu/conference) is often very practice-focused, and celebrates and supports exchange of knowledge and best practice amongst all, and to inspire creativity and collaboration. This year it was online and featured 32 talks,15 STEM projects,8 hands-on workshops and 2 round-table discussions - all virtually attended by 1,200 practitioners!
Cell EXPLORERS presented two pieces related to their recent Giving Real Opportunities to Widen participation in STEAM (GROWS) project, supported by the US Medtronic Foundation. This project involves the dissemination of two our newest hands-on science activities: the CE Escape Room and the Science Club.
Dr Muriel Grenon, Cell EXPLORERS director, gave an oral presentation entitled 'Changing Cell Explorers practices to widen participation in Educational STEM outreach activities'. This talk was excellently attended - with over 200 online viewers!
Dr Sarah Carroll, Cell EXPLORERS National Coordinator, had a poster displayed in the virtual gallery: 'Widening Participation in Science: Development of a Science Club format for Youth Groups'
You can access both pieces by clicking on the links above. We would love to hear your thoughts! You can contact us on social media (@cellexplorers) or via email (firstname.lastname@example.org)
A note about our funders:
The development of the CE Escape Room and Science Club are supported by Science Foundation Ireland. The dissemination of the CE Escape Room and Science Club are supported by the Medtronic Foundation, under the Giving Real Opportunities to Widen participation in STEM (GROWS) project.
About Medtronic Foundation:
The Medtronic Foundation partners to improve lives for underserved and underrepresented populations worldwide, and support communities where Medtronic employees live and give. For more information, please visit medtronicfoundation.org.