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Pictured in PayPal's Ballycoolin office at the ‘Young Women in Technology' workshop are female transition year students from Luttrellstown Community College and Castleknock Community College

PayPal Supports Female Students in STEM

PayPal recently welcomed female Transition Year students from Luttrelstown Community College and Castleknock Community College into its Ballycoolin, Dublin office for a workshop as part of the Institute of Technology Blanchardstown’s Young Women in Technology Project. The workshop reflects PayPal’s drive to encourage more women to seek careers in leadership, business and technology. The event gave […]

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Aoibhinn Ó Súilleabháin Launches City of Physics. Photo Credit: Naoise Culhane

Aoibhinn Ní Shúilleabháin Launches City of Physics

  City of Physics is year long initiative which builds on the Dart of Physics campaign of 2013. That was an idea by Dr Shane Bergin and Dr Aoibhinn Ní Shúilleabháin who won a small grant to put some physics-themed ads on Dublin’s DART commuter line. The result was an award-winning media campaign that got national attention and international support. […]

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Startup founders Ciara Judge and Emer Hickey explaining their company Germinaid Innovations to HRH The Princess Royal at the launch of Outbox Incubator in London

Outbox Incubator for Startups Led by Girls – An Interview with Anne-Marie Imafidon [Audio]

Click on the player above to listen to the show, or download it here: 17:49; 10MB; MP3. [Featured image: Startup founders Ciara Judge and Emer Hickey explaining their company Germinaid Innovations to HRH The Princess Royal at the launch of Outbox Incubator in London] A ground-breaking approach for young women who want to create Science, Technology, […]

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Irish Schools Compete to Design a Satellite in a Can

How big is a satellite? Well it doesn’t need to be any bigger than a drink can, according to the organisers of a competition for Irish schools, launched today by former NASA astronaut Greg Johnson. Colonel Johnson is President and Executive Director for the Centre for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS), which manages the US National Laboratory […]

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Winners of Schools’ Science Video Competition Announced

The winners of the €3000 schools science video competition, ReelLIFE SCIENCE, are today announced as part of Science Week 2014. The primary school category winners are Sooey National School, Co. Sligo, with Julien Torrades from Summerhill College, Sligo taking first place at secondary school level. Primary and secondary schools from all over Ireland were challenged […]

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19th National Science Week Is Underway

The 19th annual National Science Week is underway with a host of fun and exciting science events, seminars, demonstrations and tours taking place across the country. Over 800 events will take place in Dublin, Donegal, Galway, Sligo, Mayo, Waterford, Cork, Limerick and across the Midlands aiming to entertain, educate and enthral young and old alike with […]

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Science is for Girls

Here’s a video that provides a pause for thought for anyone who is raising a daughter. http://youtu.be/XP3cyRRAfX0 According to the US National Science Foundation: 66 percent of 4th grade girls say they like science and mathematics, but only 18 percent of all college engineering majors are female. via Huffington Post.  Bonus link: How to Talk […]

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