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On a more topical note than normal the host of my most recent visit, Greg Stoehr from Los Altos high school in Mountain View California, has sent me the following link to a recent announcement that affects science teaching in…Continue Reading

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North Penn HS – The future is NEAR (Nanotechnology Education And Research…at North Penn high school) North Penn high school is a vast and complex operation. With over 3000 students from all backgrounds and with a huge variety of abilities…Continue Reading

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At Southampton high school I was lucky enough to meet one of their keen research students who had actively chased Greg Metzger about getting involved with a project. As a keen aquarist he very much wanted to know the best…Continue Reading

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I thought about combining blog posts and have resisted thus far as I don’t want to dilute the message and take away too much from each school. However, after my visit today to PRISMS (Princeton International School for Maths and…Continue Reading

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Bergen County Academies, New Jersey, is a rather difficult school to understand, for two reasons: One, because in its current form is only 20 years old and is still finding its feet and two, because their approach is so overwhelming…Continue Reading

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In my last post I spoke at length about the BIOBUS organisation, however a couple of days ago I was invited back to visit but this time in their purpose built static lab in the lower East side of Manhatten.…Continue Reading

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As you have probably realised reading my blog I am beginning to run out of superlatives to describe the people and organisations that I have visited and so it is unlikely that this post will do justice to the work…Continue Reading

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I am delighted that Dr Bauchan from the USDA has kindly allowed me to share an image that was created during a project that involved a high school intern. This is a fantastic image – now, as an electron microscopist in…Continue Reading

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“Mitey” interesting place… A theme that has been emerging with my ‘setting the scene’ visits [to meet those involved with facilitating STEM learning/research projects] has been the large variety of internship opportunities. One of the labs that encourages internships (as…Continue Reading

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can’t resist…I’m an electron microscopist – Happy nanotechnology day