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Leader in Integrated ICT Hardware & Systems

Secondary schools

 

We believe that our next generation of scientists and engineers are in our primary and secondary schools. Tyndall offers free activities for schools. Our researchers can visit your classroom or we also welcome class groups of up to 20 students to visit us to take a look at our world class facilities.

Through our programme of engagement activities, we are actively encouraging positive attitudes towards STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths). If you would like us to visit your school or to come and visit us, please send us a completed from and we will try to accommodate you. Talks /visits will be scheduled between January-May 2018, subject to availability. Applications must be received before Dec 22nd for visits scheduled between Jan – Feb and before March 1st for visits between March - May. 

Activities

CEIA- Tyndall HighTechElec programme

We have been partnering with CEIA for the transition year High-tech Elec week for the past few years. It takes on roughly 22 students for a week in February and another group of 22 for a week in March.

The HighTechElec TY work experience programme 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 a week of physics, electronics and technology based workshops, lectures, career talks, and industry placement for a day. They will be present in Tyndall for roughly 2 and half days during the week and with the other collaborators during the rest of the week.

The application forms for 2018 are available to download from the CEIA website now. The dates of the programme for 2018 are:

Week 1: 5-9 February 2018

Week 2: 12-16 March 2018

SFI Research Centres TY Week

In partnership with The APC Microbiome Institute, CONNECT- the Science Foundation Ireland Research Centre for Future Networks and Communications, IPIC- Irish Photonic Integration Centre, iCRAG – Irish Centre for Research in Applied Geosciences, INFANT- Irish Centre for Fetal and Neonatal Translational Research, INSIGHT Centre for Data Analytics, MaREI Centre for Marine and Renewable Energy, and The Synthesis and Solid State Pharmaceutical Centre (SSPC), this new programme provides unique opportunities for TY students to engage with the cutting edge research of nine Research Centres.

Applications are now open for the 2018 SFI Research Centres TY week (20th – 23rd March 2018)

I-Wish

On February 9th and 10th 2017, the I Wish event took place in Cork City Hall. A partnership between Cork Chamber, it@cork, Cork City Council and Cork County Council, UCC and CIT, this event was designed to inspire and encourage young women to pursue careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM).

Over the course of the two days at the Tyndall & CONNECT stand, a number of researchers from CONNECT and Tyndall met with students curious about pursuing a career in the ICT sector. The little bits Kit was used as our interactive piece for the stand, showing students how to make circuits and understand electronics.

Smart Futures Career talks

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 love to talk about what they do every day at work and why they became scientists and can share their experiences with the students.

Maker Dojo workshops

MakerDojo is a hardware focused club encouraging the general public to explore science and technology in hands-on "hacker" style workshops inspired by the growing Maker movement, a worldwide community of hobbyists, students and enthusiasts who take a creative, DIY approach to technology, science and engineering.

We offer TY classes and upwards a chance to come to Tyndall to take part in our Maker Dojo workshops (20 students maximum).

If you would like to visit Tyndall to receive a Maker Dojo workshop, please get in touch alida.zauers@tyndall.ie .