Last week St Killian’s College hosted a visit by the NEELB STEM Module – a large mobile laboratory equipped with technology far exceeding that available in school laboratories.
The STEM Module was launched in 2009 as part of a Government run initiative to promote Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths as a career choice for young people.
Pupils from Years 9, 13 and 14 at St Killian’s participated in Microscopy workshops using state of the art Scanning Electron Microscopes and light microscopes with digital displays and high resolution cameras. The pupils were able to view microscopic details of living organisms including plants and parasites providing them with a real insight into the biological process and structures they had been studying in Science class.
It was a wonderful opportunity for all involved and St Killian’s are already looking forward to their next visit from the STEM module.