Step Up in STEM Programme at DCU

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Dublin City University Access and JPMorgan Chase have announced the new Step Up in STEM programme.

Over the next two years, Step Up in the STEM ptogramme hopes to inspire a love of STEM subjects and an interest in STEM careers through outreach activities that will reach a thousand transition year students in disadvantaged schools linked to DCU Access.

Step Up in STEM Programme at DCU

The programme will have three main components:

  • Workshops to explore the wonders of STEM through experiential learning in a university environment. These workshops will bring DCU researchers, teachers and young people together to learn, share ideas and create.
  • A programme of coding activities that will include training for teachers to deliver coding lessons in their classroom settings and access for students to Smart Skills Coding Bootcamps on campus during holidays.
  • Careers in STEM events to promote career opportunities and share real life experiences and role modelling.

Carin Bryans, Senior Country Officer at JPMorgan Chase Ireland  said:

“We are delighted to support this new initiative by DCU. JPMorgan Chase is committed to preparing young people for the jobs of today and tomorrow. We are passionate about supporting social mobility and we believe that career orientation and exposure to employers can be great tools to engage young people and support them throughout their educational journey towards careers in STEM. This investment is an example of this commitment in action.”

Prof Daire Keogh, President of Dublin City University said

“I warmly welcome JPMorgan Chase’s major investment in this initiative, which adds a new dimension to DCU’s extensive work to advance inclusion in STEM. The project builds on DCU’s long term engagement with schools in our region, broadening horizons for thousands of students in disadvantaged schools, and developing key skills that young people will need in their future education and careers.”

Dr. Claire Bohan, Director of Student Support and Development in Dublin City University said

“This programme has the potential to inspire a life-long interest in STEM in students, and will help us to address the need for greater diversity in this sector. It is clear that our system is not always a level playing pitch for young people from disadvantaged schools. Step Up in STEM addresses this by boosting the confidence and skills of students who may think that University is ‘not for them’.”

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Steven Galvin

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