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Science Studio at UCC a first for Ireland

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Keith Hurney, Greeshma Alakkandy, Fredriciz Myagudi, and Emma O’Sullivan Carroll are among the first scientists to experiment in the new space.

A new state of the art €400,000 studio opened during Science Week in UCC allows science students of all ages to watch lab work remotely and participate in virtual reality demonstrations.

The fully functioning science lab is located in the Kane Building and is equipped with 4K definition cameras embedded in the ceilings and walls of the sound proofed room.

The aim of the studio is to create premium video content for the TikTok generation and provide outreach opportunities to primary and secondary school teachers, as well as educating UCC’s STEM students.

Features of the new studio include fully functional smart recording capability using multiple 4K resolution cameras, reduced background noise with soundproofing measures in place, a flexible workstation in centre of the laboratory and a wheelchair accessible bench space.

“The Science Studio offers an inclusive and accessible educational environment for our students in the heart of UCC’s campus. It provides exciting opportunities for innovation in teaching and learning, while also enhancing our research offering,” said Professor. Sarah Culloty, Head of the College of Science, Engineering, and Food Science at UCC.

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