Foyle was delighted to again host the annual Tyndall Schools' Physics Lecture, sponsored by the Institute of Physics in Ireland. Dr Liz Conlon delivered her presentation titled the 'ABC of the Universe' to visiting schools from our city and Donegal, as well as our own Foyle physicists. Photon buckets, model particle colliders and circuitry.
STEM Exploration funding has enabled a STEM led project to be initiated with Yr13 Life & Health Science students and Biology students with C-TRIC STEM ambassador Coral Lapsley acting as our STEM ambassador. The group had their first gene technology workshop this week over at Altnagelvin hospital and with further funding it is hoped this project can develop further.
Year 13 pupils enjoyed a very informative session delivered by Conan Meenan on the facilities, courses and entry requirements for Ulster University. It was especially interesting to hear about the excellent investments made in the last few years. In particular, £11 million has been spent on new facilities for growth sectors such as IT (Artificial Intelligence, Data Analytics) and Engineering at Magee.
Conan also explained their links with Allstate, including a new state of the art computing lab at Ulster University’s Magee campus. In addition, Mrs Hand brought a number of Year 13 students to C-Tric (Research Centre), where they were informed about courses at Magee, such as Personalised Medicine.
All Yr10 pupils attended a ‘Choosing Science’ event today hosted within our science department. Pupils were inspired by a wide range of science ambassadors from the local community who presented their experiences to the pupils, ensuring they are more informed with subject and career choices taking place later this year. Career paths into pharmacy, stratified medicine, software development, environmental based careers, bioinformatics and ‘The Royal Navy’ engineering based careers were all represented.
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