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‘It can be for anyone’: UL project helps to address gender imbalance in physics

A collage featuring a variety of the entries to the SOPHia Project Science Competition, run by UL
Mon, 17 May 2021

 A project run out of University of Limerick aiming to encourage greater interest in physics among second level students has seen “increased enthusiasm, especially among girls”.

That’s according to Dr Gráinne Walshe, Director of Science Learning Centre and leader of the SFI-funded SOPHia Project.

The project is run by Department of Physics and the Science Learning Centre in UL’s Centre for Transformative Learning in partnership with the Institute of Technology Carlow and Tait House Community Organisation, with the support of the Institute of Physics in Ireland... read more