To celebrate Science Week 2017, Mary Immaculate College in collaboration with Foróige Nenagh, Science Foundation Ireland and Limerick Institute of Technology brought STEM to the Foróige Nenagh Youth Project, as part of the newly established ‘Tipperary Festival of Science’.
43 Young people from Foroige’s Nenagh Youth Project took part in a number of workshops organised by Dr. Maeve Liston (MIC) & Olivia O’Sullivan (Foróige Nenagh) to mark Science week. The first workshop, Brown Bag Activities, was a great success with Foróige 10-13 year olds, consisting of One-off STEM challenge activities, including Brush Bots and LED Circuit STEM activities.
A second workshop, ‘Electrical Circuits, Engineering, Robotics & Activities’ challenged all ages within Foróige (including young people, volunteers and staff) in working with electrical circuits, Connex activities and motorised kits.
The Third ‘Makey Makey’ workshop proved popular with the Foróige Nenagh teens. Great fun was had turning everyday objects along with fruit and vegetables into touch pads and once combined with the Internet, the options proved endless!
Some of these young people are currently using their scientific skills and taking part in Tech Space programme with Project Worker, Olivia O’Sullivan, all in a bid to develop their own tech.