Introduction

Introduction

The APC Microbiome Institute recognises that scientific advances can only be implemented with the support of an informed population and  supports SFI’s Agenda 2020 goal To have the most engaged and scientifically informed public”. 

The APC’s main ambition is to create economic and societal impact, and collaborations with innovative industry partners is a key to this success.  We design industry workshops to cater for the ongoing research and training requirements of the food, pharma and diagnostic sectors and with a view to attracting new industry partners.

All APC staff play an active role in sharing our excitement about APC research, engaging with patient groups, consumers and young people, in order to encourage future generations to develop an understanding of the science issues that affect society.

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APC’s MicrobeMagic@school and Budding Biologists programmes for primary and secondary schools are designed to enthuse students about science through Inquiry Based Science Education and by providing opportunities for hands-on laboratory experience.  APC takes part in SFI Discover progammes including Science Week and Smart Futures STEM Careers initiative.  APC’s novel initiatives  include Alimentary Adventures, an exciting inflatable 8m long walk-through tunnel, which mimics the human digestive system, and educational and gaming apps for use in the classroom and at home, which are available on microbemagic.ucc.ie APC’s website for children

For further information on APC’s Education & Public Engagement programme please contact: Dr Catherine Buckley c.buckley@ucc.ie; for further information on our schools’ programmes please contact Ms Eimear Ferguson e.ferguson@ucc.ie

 

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