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Congratulations to the Winners of the Inspirational Women in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) Essay - Awarded 8th March 2018

Date Released: 08 March 2018

CONGRATULATIONS to Moyagh McCabe, 5th year, Dunshaughlin Community College who is the 1st place winner in the Inspirational Women in STEM competition.

Moyagh’s inspirational woman is Mary Mulvihill who founded Women in Science and Technology and is recognised in Silicon Republic top 100 women in STEM. Mary has motivated and inspired Moyagh to study science and Moyagh intends to study science at 3rd level and go on to teach science.

Moyagh identifies with Mary’s strong work ethic, self-motivation and goal setting and hopes to be a role model herself for future students, to inspire and motivate.

Moyagh is the photo below (centre) along with Caroline Corrigan, Senior Executive Engineer, Meath County Council, and Siobhan Kiernan (Teacher, Dunshaughlin Community College).

 

1st Prize

 

CONGRATULATIONS to Rachel Ward, 4th year, Loreto Secondary School who is 2nd place winner in the Inspirational Women in STEM competition. Rachel chose Dr. Aoibheann Ní Shúilleabhán as her inspirational woman in STEM.

Rachel recognises Aoibheann’s contribution to making a career in science ‘normal’ for women and how she uses her platform as a presenter to strongly promote science and pave the way for female scientists.

Rachel plans to study biology and chemistry at leaving cert level and aspires to study science at 3rd level.

Rachel is in the photo below (centre) along with Caroline Corrigan, Senior Executive Engineer, Meath County Council (left), and Vice Principle of Loreto Secondary School A. Finlay-Kajic (right)

2nd prize

 

 

CONGRATULATIONS to Sarah McConnell, 4th year, Dunshaughlin Community College who is the 3rd place winner in the Inspirational Women in STEM competition!

Sarah’s inspirational woman in STEM is Lise Meitner. Sarah considers Lise inspirational as not only was she a world renown scientist but overcame gender, racial and religious prejudices.

Rachel believes Lise continues to inspire young women to follow their dreams no matter what people say you can and can’t do.

Sarah is on the left in the photo below along with Caroline Corrigan, Senior Executive Engineer, Meath County Council, Moyagh McCabe and Siobhan Kiernan (Teacher, Dunshaughlin Community College) (left to right).

3rd prize

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