RAISE was formed by a group of academics working in a variety of areas of STEM education across several higher education institutions in Ireland. The group has a core emphasis on conducting research and promoting inclusion in the broad area of STEM education both within Ireland and internationally.
RAISE are proud to have partnered with Boston Scientific in Galway to offer the first student teacher bursary to final year undergraduate student teachers of STEM subjects in Ireland. We wish to extend our congratulations to Leanne O’ Connor who is the recepient of this award in 2022 for an essay entitled ‘My role as a STEM educator and advocate’.
An exciting new publication involving all current members of RAISE has moved to press today. Perspectives in Contemporary STEM Education Research - Research methodology and design, is a forthcoming edited book from Routledge. The editors for the large international volume are RAISE Chair Dr. Tom Delahunty and RAISE Co-chair Dr. Máire Ní Ríordáin. There are various chapters available from some of the leading authors at the forefront of contemporary STEM education research, including chapters by RAISE Events Chair Dr. Mark Prendergast on designing questionnaires, and RAISE P.R.O Dr. Aoibhinn Ní Shúilleabháin on utilising lesson study as a research method.
UCD has partnered with ten role models to create a series of videos to encourage more girls to consider a career in pSTEM. The video series, entitled “Role Models in pSTEM — You Can Be What You Can See”, showcases ten female role models from across Ireland who have studied physics, maths, engineering, or computer science. The videos were premiered today on site at UCD with their target audience of 2nd year post-primary students. The role models were also in attendance to meet and chat with the students.
Minister Niall Collins launched a report highlighting the need for a range of supports to increase the progression rates of Access Foundation students to further undergraduate study.
RAISE has teamed up with Boston Scientific in Galway to offer the first ever 3rd level bursary for initial teacher education undergraduate students enetering the fourth and final year of their degree studies in the academic year 22/23. The bursary offers a significant lump sum to assist the winning student in completing their studies.