Turning Interest Into Action

Part of Professor John FitzGerald’s task as Chair of the Climate Change Advisory Council is to explain the issues around climate change to a wider audience. His scariest audience so far has been 6th class pupils at Harold’s Cross National School, he recalls.

“I was there for a photocall and the minister was late so the teacher asked me to talk to the class. Not having anything prepared, I was a bit intimidated at first. The children were so well informed, so engaged and so knowledgeable.”

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Teen programme brings tech companies and DEIS post-primary students together

*** NO REPRODUCTION FEE *** DUBLIN : 3/8/2016 : Teen-Turn programme brings together technology companies and DEIS post-primary schools to create opportunity equality in Ireland. The unique programme provides teen girls summer work placements with top technology companies in order to tackle the deficit of women in technology careers as well as bridge the divide between the corporate and the community. The “Teen-Turnships” commenced August 2nd, 2016 with 5 DEIS post-primary schools placing students on projects at 9 technology companies. Each placement is assigned a female mentor. Pictured (l-r) were mentors Dovile Janusauskaite, Laura Murphy and Sophie Sorel from Murex with students Shauna Montgomery, Chloe McDonnell and Laura Byrne from Ringsend College. Picture Conor McCabe Photography. MEDIA CONTACT : Joanne Dolan, dolanjo@tcd.ie

Teen-Turn mentors Dovile Janusauskaite, Laura Murphy and Sophie Sorel from Murex with students Shauna Montgomery, Chloe McDonnell and Laura Byrne from Ringsend College

A newly launched programme, Teen-Turn, is aiming to encourage further involvement of women in STEM sectors by exposing teenage girls to technology based roles.

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IoT Training Day for Businesses

Internet of Things illustration

Irish tech start-up, VT Networks, is offering businesses a free technical training day, on July 5th at the Red Cow Hotel Dublin, to help companies accelerate their Internet of Things (IoT) development.

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Smurfit ranked amongst world’s best executive education providers

Professor Ciarán Ó hÓgartaigh, Dean, UCD Business and Helen Brophy, Director of Smurfit Executive Development at UCD Smurfit School

Professor Ciarán Ó hÓgartaigh, Dean, UCD Business and Helen Brophy, Director of Smurfit Executive Development at UCD Smurfit School

Smurfit Executive Development, a branch of the UCD Smurfit School, has been placed 69th in the world and 34th in Europe in 2016 Financial Times Executive Education Rankings.

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