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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  

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It is blog episode three and he’s already talking nonsense you say…alpha teachers? Well, today, talking with Linda Rosen PhD, the CEO of Change the Equation, I heard many choice phrases and snippets of wisdom to take away. Linda is…Continue Reading

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So I’ve arrived in the USA eager to see all the great places and terrific people that I’ve been reading about or been in contact with and what better start than a beautiful, sunny, Autumn day in Atlanta visiting Nancy…Continue Reading

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My name is James Perkins, I am a physics teacher at St Paul’s School in West London, UK. IRIS have very kindly offered to host some blog posts as I am going to be spending the next few months travelling…Continue Reading

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The TimPix project is a way for schools to get involved with Tim Peake’s mission to the International Space Station. Thanks to Professor Larry Pinsky and colleagues at the University of Houston and NASA, the Institute for Research in Schools…Continue Reading