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STEM Education & Careers for Secondary Schools







How can STEM Education be Implemented?

In order to empower students to make fully informed choices about their future careers, we believe they need to have as much information as possible. We offer a range of free STEM experiences that will help to implement STEM in your classroom, enrich the STEM curriculum and ultimately provide career education and guidance in the area of STEM. 

If you would like us to visit your class please submit a request here. Visits are subject to availability and are limited. 



We have been partnering with CEIA for the transition year High-tech Elec week in recent years. 

The HighTechElec TY work experience programme in Cork is a collaboration between CEIA, Tyndall, UCC, CIT and CEIA member companies. 

It was developed to give TY students an insight into the high tech careers open to them in industry and academia. Participating students will undertake the following:

  • physics
  • electronics
  • technology based lab visits
  • lectures
  • career talks
  • a day’s industry placement 

The 2022 programme will run online from the 21st - 28th February.

Applications are available on the CEIA website.

Students will be informed by the 7th of February regarding the outcome of their application.

Please note places are limited and all applications are processed by Cork Electronics Industry Association (CEIA).

Target audience: transition year students

Career Talks for Secondary School Students

Tyndall is a contributor to the Smart Futures Programme, coordinated and managed by Science Foundation Ireland. Smart Futures aims to provide STEM career resources to students, teachers, guidance counsellors and parents in Ireland and stimulate an interest in STEM subjects in secondary school and at third level.

Our researchers come from diverse backgrounds, countries and cultures to conduct world-class research in Cork. Their career paths are inspiring and insightful and can broaden student’s imaginations to include career paths they may not have considered beforehand.  Talks will last 30 – 45 minutes.

Target audience: 13 – 18 year olds

Group size: No maximum

The Evolution of Communication

The Evolution of Communication workshop is an interactive workshop run by the Irish Photonic Integration Centre (IPIC) which introduces the different types of communication humans have used over the centuries.

Participants explore three methods of communication – Morse Code, Telephone and Fibre Optics – and asked to test and evaluate the methods. They are asked to come to their own conclusions on which method of communication is best and why. This activity seeks to engage students and equip them with transferable skills such as critical thinking, problem solving, and collaborative skills.

Following this, researchers will provide a brief overview of optical communication research at IPIC and a glimpse into the future of communications. Participants are invited to question the methods and to hypothesis better ways of communicating.

Target Audience: 13 – 18 years’ old

Group Size: maximum 24