CÚRAM’s Teachers in Residence programme has ten places available for five primary and five secondary school teachers, with priority placement given to teachers from DEIS schools. Participants will learn about and receive resources for the classroom including science engagement activities, science capital teaching approach methods, and lesson plan kits developed by teachers for teachers, that are linked with the primary and junior cycle science curricula.

The residency runs from October 2019 until March 2020 for nine evenings. As part of the residency, teachers and their students are invited to attend interactive workshops run by CÚRAM, and participants of the programme will be granted a small honorarium to assist with any travel costs. Teachers from all disciplines are invited to participate, in support of encouraging multidisciplinary approaches to teaching science.

Teachers will work directly with world class researchers and get private tours of CÚRAM laboratories to learn about medical devices research and its impact on healthcare in Ireland and globally. During the residency, teachers will be introduced to and linked to the range of educational resources provided by Science Foundation Ireland and to the ReelLife Science video competition for primary and secondary schools

Applications for the 2019-2020 residency are being accepted until 11th October. To apply for a place contact Dr. Sarah Gundy at sarah.gundy@nuigalway.ie

Lesson Plan Kits developed from previous year's teachers can be downloaded below:

Biomaterials for Secondary Schools

Biomaterials Secondary Lesson Plan Booklet 

Biomaterials Secondary Presentation

Healing the Heart for Secondary Schools 

Heart Secondary Lesson Plan Booklet

Heart Secondary Presentation

Mending the Musculoskeletal System for Secondary Schools

Musculoskeletal Secondary Lesson Plan Booklet

Musculoskeletal Secondary Presentation  

Fixing the Brain  for Secondary Schools 


Brain Secondary Lesson Plan Booklet

Brain Secondary Presentation

Exploring Stem Cells for Secondary Schools


Stem Cells Secondary Lesson Plan Booklet

Stem Cells Secondary Presentation

Biomaterials for Primary Schools


Biomaterials Primary Lesson Plan Booklet

Biomaterials Primary Presentation

Healing the Heart for Primary Schools


Heart Primary Lesson Plan Booklet

Heart Primary Presentation

Mending the Musculoskeletal System for Primary Schools


Musculoskeletal Primary Lesson Plan Booklet

Musculoskeletal Primary Presentation

Fixing the Brain for Primary Schools


Brain Primary Lesson Plan Booklet

Brain Primary Presentation

Exploring Stem Cells for Primary Schools


Stem Cells Primary Lesson Plan Booklet

Stem Cells Primary Presentation