STEM Education

Getting STEM Education off to a Great Start

Tús maith, leath na hoibre. The Irish saying that ‘a good start is half the work’ is an apt motto for building students’ interest in science, technology, engineering and maths. That’s because what and how children learn about maths and science in primary school shapes not only their competence but also their interest (or lack...
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DCU’s Access Programme and JPMorgan Chase launch Step Up in STEM

Photo (L-R) Sophie Phipps, Kelsey Scully, David Ogunniyi, Dylan Nolan, Sarah Proudfoot Dublin City University Access and JPMorgan Chase have today (December 6th) announced the new Step Up in STEM programme. Research shows that women and young people from disadvantaged backgrounds are consistently underrepresented on Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) courses, and as a...
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DCU announces The Naughton Family Chair in STEM Education

Dublin City University has announced details of The Naughton Family Chair in STEM Education. The Chair was launched on 10th July by the new Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science Simon Harris at DCU’s Institute for Education on its St. Patrick’s Campus. The Chair will be the first in Ireland to...
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Kevin Marshall, Head of Education, Microsoft Ireland

Microsoft – Shaping the Future of Learning

In 2019, Microsoft collaborated with DCU to deliver a Student Teacher Digital Skills Project, which aimed to increase the confidence and competence of student teachers to use coding and computational thinking in the design of learning activities. The project saw final year student teachers deliver an Hour of Code in 408 schools across Ireland. In...
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DCU Allergan Innovation Award 2018/19 - L-R: Prof Paul Cahill, DCU; Francis Bates, Allergan; Eoin Corcoran, Allergan Innovation Award Recipient 2018/19; Rachael Dunne, DCU Educational Trust

Allergan Innovation Award Winner Has a Sweet Solution for Heart Disease

Eoin Corcoran, a PhD candidate in Dublin City University’s School of Biotechnology, has been announced as the winner of the DCU Allergan Innovation Award for 2018/19. The award will provide Eoin with a bursary of €5,000 to further his research into the role of stem cells and a process called glycosylation in the development of...
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DCU Allergan Innovation Award 2017/18 - Francis Bates presents award to Arabelle Cassedy, a doctoral researcher in DCU's School of Biotechnology

Allergan Innovation Award Winner Wants to Improve Early Diagnosis of Heart Attacks

Arabelle Cassedy, a PhD candidate in Dublin City University’s School of Biotechnology, has been announced as the winner of the DCU Allergan Innovation Award for 2017/18. The award will provide Arabelle with a bursary of €5,000 to further her research to develop antibodies that allow for earlier and more accurate diagnosis of heart attacks in...
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Irish American Partnership Feature

Supporting STEM Education in Ireland – Irish American Partnership

The Irish American Partnership has supported initiatives to improve the teaching and learning of primary science in rural schools since 2003 in collaboration with St Patrick’s College, Drumcondra and now DCU Institute of Education. In this interview, Therese Murphy, Communications Director with the Irish American Partnership, explains what motivates them to support STEM education in...
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DCU hosts world’s greatest minds in science education

From 21st to 25th August, DCU co-hosted the European Science Education Research Association conference (ESERA 2017) which saw nearly 1,500 STEM education researchers and teachers from 75 countries visit DCU. The organisation of the ESERA 2017 conference was led by STEM Education Professors Eilish McLoughlin, Odilla Finlayson, Sibel Erduran and Peter Childs from the Irish...
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