First STEM Teacher Internship (STint) programme alumni workshop

The STEM Teacher Internship (STInt) Programme held it’s first alumni workshop on 18th November 2023. The workshop, led by Ross Maguire introduced primary and post-primary teachers to robotics and how to get involved in the First Lego League.

The STEM Teacher Internship (STInt) programme is a unique opportunity for primary and post-primary STEM teachers. STInt was founded in Dublin City University in 2016 together with the 30% Club Ireland and Connecting Women in Technology (CWiT). The concept, vision and design of the programme is led by CASTeL researchers Dr. Eilish McLoughlin and Prof. Deirdre Butler. STInt has received support for national expansion from Skillnet Ireland, Science Foundation Ireland, Department of Education and Intel Ireland (2023-2025). In 2023, the STInt programme was shortlisted for two major awards – Times Higher Education Awards (UK and Ireland), and the Women in STEM Awards. STInt’s  mission is to inspire innovative learning by facilitating collaborative STEM partnerships between universities, companies and teachers across Ireland. STInt 2023 brought together 66 Teachers and 42 Host Organisations and 7 Universities – impact on over 306,000* future primary and post-primary learners To date, 243 teachers have been supported to complete internships and go on to inspire a passion for STEM in over 959,000* primary and post-primary learners. (*Based on teacher:learner ratios of 1:5000 post-primary and 1:1000 primary)