Welcome to the School of Chemistry Outreach Programme

The School of Chemistry, Dublin Chemistry and the College of Life Sciences proudly offers a series of different outreach programmes and seminars designed to bring the excitement of Chemistry to schools for various age groups.

Our goal is to educate and discuss the diversity and wonder of chemistry and the role that it plays in modern society.

About our Outreach Programme

Through our graduate student outreach programme, a pair of students will visit your school and provide a 30-minute visual presentation on different aspects of chemistry and life as a chemist, followed by a question and answer period.  This is intended primarily for students in their transition year and those about to make their CAO choices.

In November, the School hosts an open-public night with lectures from leading chemistry professors and graduate students.  This is followed by a tour of our equipment and facilities in our new laboratories.

In July, the school plays a role in the UCD’s UniLife Science Summer School and operates a laboratory session where students learn and perform experiments in green chemistry.‌

Uni-Science Summer School Programme

The School of Chemistry annually presents a' hands-on' laboratory session for 5th year transition students under the Uni-Science Summer School Program run by the College of Science.  These students from all parts of Ireland are selected based on educational merit and interest in science.  This year, 70 students learn about various aspects of green chemistry and solutions offered by chemists to provide alternative energy.  The opportunity allows interaction between, staff, post-graduate students and transition-students, impressing the importance and interest of chemistry as a solid career choice.  Dr Tony Keene is the School's representative at the event.  For further information on the event, please click here

Science Outreach Events http://www.ucd.ie/science/newsevents/

Further Information

If you are teacher in the Dublin or greater area and are interested in engaging with our outreach program, please contact Dr. Tony Keene at tony.keene@ucd.ie or email chemistry@ucd.ie.