VIP involvement in iGEM and UCC science society outreach programme
The VIP crew got involved in the UCC Socities Summercamps for teenagers along with the iGEM team
Forensic Science & Mini Medicine
Forensics & Mini Med is full of variety and explores a number of exciting fields. Get the chance to investigate a crime scene by collecting fingerprints, analysing footprints and finding other evidence to catch the criminal. Find out how to collect DNA from your suspect and look at human cells under a microscope. Next, try out being a doctor to assess your patient’s blood pressure, heartbeat and learn how to do CPR. You’ll also get to create “BioArt” by creating your own glowing bacteria that will be used to create a living painting. Learn about genetic engineering and how scientists look at DNA in the lab. Join to experience the fun-filled, hands-on world of science and medicine!"
Visits to Schools
Throughout 2014/2015, Dr. Tangney gave talks at three schools: Colaiste an Phiarsaigh, Cork; Scoil Mhuire, Ballingeary and Scoil Nioclais national school, Cork on VIP work underway in UCC and to encourage students in the learning of science.
Dr Elizabeth Rettedall, (CCRC, UCC), whilst on a visit to the USA, took the opportunity to visit South Dakota State University where she spoke to secondary school students on microbiology on July 15th, 2016.
Dr Mike Stanton (CCRC, UCC) presented to senior level secondary school students in Colaiste Na Phiarsaigh, Cork on Cancer Research and Careers in Science. October 2016.
Dr Charlotte O Donnell (APC, UCC) presented to 3rd and 5th class primary school children in St. Patricks girls school in Montenotte, Cork on January 26th, 2016 and spoke to them on the importance of science research.
Through APC’s Budding Biologists Programme for secondary schools, Cormac and associated ERs are involved in promoting an understanding and appreciation of science in young people and to highlight career opportunities in science. See http://apc.ucc.ie/education-outreach/introduction.
Tour of the labs in CCRC UCC
Four schools from County Cork came to visit UCC labs throughout 2016 (Jan. 29th, March 24th, May 18th and June 28th) where Dr Elizabeth Rettedal guided the tours and gave an overview of her work in the lab.
Dr Mike Stanton on his return visit to CCRC, UCC presented to two tour groups on in vivo imaging. Transition year students who were very keen to learn about science and research got to spend a week in CCRC . Mike presented to these students on in vivo imaging.