Lucan Community College played host to two researchers from South California Doctoral Programme on Thursday 21st April. Mathew Holton and Owen Crosby, Superintendent and Assistant Superintendent in the Chaffey Joint Union High School District, visited our Science teachers and students to research the effect of student participation in science projects such as BT Young Scientist and Scifest on Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths education. They observed several classes, interviewed teachers and students and arranged completion of research questionnaires as part of their visit. Our thanks to teachers Audrey Byrne, Aisling Quirke and all of the science department for facilitating the visit. We wish Mat and Owen and the other participants in the programme every success with their research.