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.
Boston Scientific, Galway and RAISE are proud to invite students to apply to our 3rd level ITE Bursary Program which aims to support the promotion of STEM in the community. This bursary is part of an overall strategy that aligns with Boston Scientific’s STEM Strategy, where we are dedicated to inspiring a global and diverse future generation of innovators through high-quality STEM education by working with schools and organizations to increase student aspiration, ability, and access.
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.