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IDA Ireland's Ecosystem for Diversity in STEM

  • 22 July 2019

Congratulations to the IDA for its excellent infographic on diversity in STEM in Ireland. It provides an overview of programmes and initiatives that attract, retain and promote diversity in STEM in Ireland. The overview looks at initiatives that attract, retain and promote women in STEM.

There are 30 programmes / initiatives that encourage girls to take part in science, technology, enginneering and mathematics. These programmes aim to attract girls to STEM and include:

  • BT Young Scientist
  • ESB Science Blast for primary school classes
  • iWish
  • Maths Sparks Problem-Solving Workshops
  • SFI Discover Programme
  • SFI Smart Furtures
  • Teen-Turn.

There are 12 programmes /initiatives that engage girls in STEM and encourage them to progress including:

WITS is featured in the 17 programme/initatives that promote women and girls in STEM industries. Other initiatives are:

  • 30% Club
  • Connecting Women in Technology CWIT
  • House of STEM
  • Women Mean Business

The infographic finishes with Meet-Up Groups and Networks and this list includes Coding Grace, Women who Code and Gamecraft.

WITS has featured many on the list in WITSWORDS and at events. WITS members are well represented, most recently Lara Cutlar and Niamh Kavanagh have featured on Smart Futures.

Thanks to the IDA for a great list. Any suggestions or omissions contact idaireland@ida.ie.