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Photonics Explorer proving popular across Scotland.
07.04.2015 - With the support of SSERC, the Institute of Physics in Scotland and a number of local authorities, kits have now been supplied to teachers in half of Scotland’s secondary schools. The kits have been distributed following hands-on professional development workshops.
These workshops have provided teachers with an overview of the eight sets of activities and all of the kit components as well as opportunities to then investigate some of the activities in greater depth.Read more
NUI Galway is delighted to have become a LAP of the EYEST initiative.
The IOPI “Frontiers of Physics 2015” event for 2nd level physics teachers takes place in NUIG on Saturday September 19th 2015. The " Photonics Explorer Kit: Bringing Light Home to Students" workshops are expected to reach about 80 teachers split into three groups.
The workshop will be led by postgraduate student Sean O Gorman from Prof. Martin Leahy's TOMI group with the help of the IOPI and his contemporaries.
18 teachers enjoyed the first “Photonics Explorer workshop” in the Basque Country.
Joseba Zubia and Gaizka Durana from the University of the Basque Country organised their first training for teachers on how to use the Photonics Explorer kit. 18 teachers from 13 different schools from the region of Bilbao participated in this training on 26th March.
Thanks to the sponsoring by LIGHT2015 and the Basque Government, the teachers received after their training a Photonics Explorer kit for free.
They enjoyed both the training and the kit, which is reflected in a fantastic evaluation score of 4,5/5 of the event. Here are some of their spontaneous reactions:
EYESTvzw has now a Local Associated Partner in Bulgaria
The PLASMER Foundation, an association of the St. Kliment Ohridski University of Sofia, is in charge of organising International workshops and summer schools. PLASMER stands for Plasma Education and Research.
The St. Kliment Ohridski University of Sofia is the first higher educational institution in Bulgaria. Its history is an embodiment and a continuation of centuries of cultural and educational tradition in this country.