Introduction

Introduction

Mission:   “to promote an awareness and understanding of APC research and the role of science in society through engagement with stakeholders”

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 are 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.

nativescientist_logo_smallAPC is a partner with Native Scientist,  an international non-profit enterprise that connects immigrant pupils and scientists to tackle educational disadvantage and promote science and language literacy. LEARN MORE

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