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Tapton School to be northern hub for science charity IRIS

The Institute for Research in Schools (IRIS) has announced that Tapton School, Sheffield will become their new northern hub. IRIS is a charity which aims to inspire young people’s interest in science and to promote the development of science teachers. School students gain access to top level scientific data and the opportunity to collaborate in real time with scientists around the globe and to develop innovative experimental ideas. Tapton student Miles Soloman made headlines recently when he found an error in NASA data. The school will work with other Sheffield primary schools to help develop their science programmes and to provide opportunities for budding scientists. Simon Thake reports for Sheffield Live!

Sheffield schoolboy corrects NASA data

A Sheffield teenager has contacted scientists at the US space agency, NASA, to point out an error in their data collection from the International Space Station (ISS). A-level student Miles Soloman found that radiation sensors were recording false data readings and wrote to NASA to point out the anomaly. The 17-year-old from Tapton school in Sheffield said it was “pretty cool” to email the space agency. Simon Thake reports for Sheffield Live!