SVSS girls participate in the IWish Conference, which aims to encourage and motivate female students to pursue careers in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics). The Conference, sponsored by DELL, EMC and VMware, in association with Science Foundation Ireland, involves student participation in workshops and interactive exhibitions across numerous Third Level Campuses in Cork.
On January 12th, students from first year to fifth year travelled to the BT Young Scientist Exhibition, accompanied by their teachers Ms S. Connolly and Ms. F. Dodd. Students visited the exhibitions, demonstrations and shows. The projects on display confirmed the view that science is all around us, from the air we breathe, to the food we eat, to the oil which fuels our heating and cars. The experience has whetted the students’ appetites to visit again and present their own projects, which they hope to work on and develop this year. Students really enjoyed the day.
Amongst the comments from the visiting group were:
“It made me think more about the possibility of a career in science.”
“It was inspiring to listen and learn from students from schools all around the country”.
“ I loved the project based on bees”