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iCRAG researchers secure virtual microscope funding

The Geoscience e-Laboratory (Ge-LAB)
A group of iCRAG members (UCC, TCD, NUIG and UCD) in partnership with the Open University have just succeeded in securing substantial funding from the National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching & Learning in Higher Education to develop teaching resources for the virtual petrological microscope. In the last ten years the […]

Science Week 2015 at iCRAG

This year’s Science Week (9-15th November) is packed to capacity with loads of events running at iCRAG!

Monday 9th and Friday 12th: iCRAG Education and Public Engagement Manager Fergus Mc Auliffe will be returning to the TV screens for the new science programme 10 Things to Know About… The show will be screened at 8.30pm on Monday night and […]

Switch Energy Project at Science Expressions Film Festival

On Thursday November 12th at 6.30pm iCRAG will be screening the movie Switch in the Irish Film Institute in Dublin as part of Science Week. The event will be used to launch the Science Expressions Film Festival. Our Director Prof. John Walsh will be joined by Prof. Iain Stewart – University of Plymouth and presenter […]

Rock Solid Science at NPC 2015

iCRAG researchers Dr Aisling Soden (UCD) and Dr Aoife Braiden (GSI) brought their fantastic show Rock Solid Science to the National Ploughing Championships in Ratheniska, Co. Laois on September 22nd. The show, which described and demonstrated some of the fundamental principles underlying geoscience went down a treat with the ploughing-going public. Prof. Laurence Gill was also in […]

VMSG Dublin 2016 registration open

The 2016 VMSG conference takes place in Dublin in January 2016. The conference will be preceded by a full-day analytical workshop on January the 5th. This is open to a maximum of 24 postgraduate students and postdoctoral fellows upon payment of conference registration fees. The workshop will be dedicated to 2-dimensional trace element mapping of igneous minerals […]

Prof Andy Wheeler meets HRH Prince Charles

During Prince Charles’s May 2015 visit to the Marine Institute in Galway, iCRAG PI Prof. Andy Wheeler gave the prince a gift of a cut and polished fossil coral with a poignant personal message. The coral presented to Prince Charles is a Siphonophyllia samsonensis, also known as the horn coral, and is a large solitary […]