ABE Ireland Blog

November 24, 2016

This event brought together stakeholders from industry, education and national & European policy makers to share major achievements and innovations in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) teaching through business-education collaborations.  Speakers included Marianne Thyssen, European Commissioner fo...

November 23, 2016

This November, we showed both young and old Dubliners what scientists do in the laboratory and the important role of DNA and genes.  On Tuesday, 15th November, we and three researchers from Systems Biology Ireland, UCD, went to visit the Good Shepherd primary school in Churchtown, Dublin.  Students from 3rd to 6th clas...

November 18, 2016

From Monday 14th to Wednesday 16th November, the project coordinators of the various ABE programme sites met up in sunny San Francisco. This meeting is held annually and is organised by the Education Development Centre, a non-profit organisation that globally coordinates the ABE programme and supports ABE sites worldwi...

November 18, 2016

Students often wonder how certain information they are taught is actually relevant in real life. For biology in particular, knowledge about DNA and other molecules that are too small to see may seem to be too abstract to have any actual relevance. During this event, secondary school teachers experienced first-hand how...

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