Appliance of the latest science at St. Killian’s

Year 14 students Aine McDonnell and Conal Quinn using the STEM module equipment. INLT 41-655-CON
Year 14 students Aine McDonnell and Conal Quinn using the STEM module equipment. INLT 41-655-CON

A state-of-the-art mobile laboratory brought the latest technology to St. Killian’s College recently.

The STEM module was provided by the North Eastern Education and Library Board.

The large mobile lab is equipped with technology far exceeding that available in school laboratories.

Pupils from Years 9, 13 and 14 participated in “Microscopy” workshops using hi-tech scanning electron microscopes and light microscopes with digital displays and high resolution cameras enabling them 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.

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.

St. Killian’s is already looking forward to the next visit from the STEM module.