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Trinity College Dublin

Exploring Materials (TY Week)

Each year, AMBER coordinates two week-long programmes for Transition Year (TY) students. Exploring Materials takes place each Spring and Autumn.

The next Exploring Materials TY week will take place 23rd - 27th October 2017.

You should fill out this application form before Friday 13th October. Any further queries should be directed to

IMG_0779.JPGExploring Materials lets 15 students from around the country experience what it's like to work in AMBER for a week. We select students who are particularly interested in pursuing science as a career and can only take one student from each school. 

In March 2015 15 students from around Ireland took part in our “Exploring Materials” TY experience. The students visited PhD researchers in their labs in CRANN, at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, St James's Hospital and at our Advanced Microscopy Laboratory where they had an opportunity to operate some of the world’s most advanced microscopes.
You can read the students blogs about the week via the links on the right hand side of this page.

March 2015 Transition year students: