Great publicity gained from CIT Innovation Week 2018

We achieved fantastic publicity through our recent CIT Innovation Week workshop which took place in the Nimbus Centre on Tuesday March 6th. A total of 10 Creative Digital Media Students and 5 PR/Marketing personnel attended the event where they were presented with a design brief that required them to produce a digital solution that allowed…

Students show great initiative in latest workshop

On Thursday March 8th, we travelled to Clonakilty to conduct a two hour version of the ‘Designing for STEM’ workshop with 16 transition year students. We had two groups of five students and one group of six students where two students shared the role of marketing leader. The warm-up activity for this workshop worked very…

UMI Pilots flying high! Next stop Clonakilty!

Following the success of our ‘Designing for STEM’ Program as part of the UMI piloting activities with the Creative Digital Media students and TY students in Loreto Secondary School Fermoy, we look forward to running a shorter two hour version of the workshop with TY students at the Sacred Heart Secondary School Clonakilty next week….

An update on my current PhD research

It’s been a while! With most of my time taken up with the UMI piloting activities and the UMI deliverable over the past 2/3 weeks, it’s now time to focus on my own PhD research and to update you on where I am and what my next steps are. I completed my COP Literature Review…

Crawford Exhibit March 5-9th 2018

As part of the Crawford Exhibit 2018 organised by lecturer Paul Green, both I and my fellow PhD researcher Sarah Hayes will make a 15/20 minute presentation next Tuesday March 6th about the UMI-Sci-Ed Project and our own research. Along with the presentation we will present three posters – Designing for STEM, UMI-Sci-Ed and how…

Designing for STEM – Get involved!

The ‘Designing for STEM’ Program is a new initiative aimed at engaging Transition Year students with STEM subjects through project-based learning. The program involves a half-day workshop, in which students will work together to come up with ideas to solve real-world problems using STEM solutions. The program is free, with all materials provided by the…