Beara students recognised for novel use of STEM at awards showcase

Beara Community awards

Posted on: 9th June, 2017

Category: Headlines

Contributor: West Cork People

Students from Beara Community School, Castletownbere were presented with the first STEM and Social Innovation Award sponsored by AbbVie at the 2017 Young Social Innovators of the Year Award. The awards were held in the Convention Centre Dublin earlier this month and attended by over 800 young people.

This new award recognises teams of young people who have used Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) to solve an identified problem in their community. As part of the Young Social Innovators (YSI) Action programme, the team of students decided to address the issue of beach safety as one that concerned them.

2016 saw one of the largest infestations of Portuguese Man o’war jelly fish in Ireland in over 100 years. Living on the Beara peninsula, an area affected by the influx, the team produced a range of innovative information and display materials (using engineering and technology) to inform their community and visitors to the area of the dangers posed by these jellyfish.

The winning students are pictured are pictured with their YSI guide, Aoife Buckley and Robert Love, Director of Communications, AbbVie.

Latest News Articles:

New tours give a taste of the Lee Valley
More than €30,000 raised for charity as crowds flock to Ford 100 Fest in Ballinascarthy
Opening of new all-inclusive pool places Dunmanway at centre of West Cork for sport and recreation
Bantry Harbour Marina officially opens
West Cork named top food destination
Tourist numbers up in Bantry and Beara this summer
Brookpark Community Enterprise Centre
Global Shares to create 80 new jobs
Ford 100 Fest on Ford family farm to mark 100 years of Ford in Ireland
A Taste of West Cork Food Festival launches delectable programme

Join us on Facebook

Dúchas Clonakilty's first lecture for the Autumn promises to be of huge interest to all: Emerging from the Shadow of Tom Crean – The Parish Centre, Clonakilty, Thursday September 28th 8.30pm.

Lecture by Aileen Crean O’Brien & Bill Sheppard

In May 2016, Kerry man Tom Crean, along with Ernest Shackleton and four other crew members, landed the James Caird lifeboat on the rocky isle of South Georgia. The navigation of that small boat, across 1500 km through icy winds and towering seas, is regarded as the greatest ever feat of navigation. They then trekked across the forbidding and inhospitable mountains and glaciers of South Georgia to seek help for the rest of their crew, who were left behind on Elephant Island after their ship, the Endurance, was crushed by the Antarctic ice.

One hundred years later, Crean’s grandaughter, Aileen Crean O’Brien, set off with her sons and partner to follow in her grandfather’s footsteps. Join Aileen and Bill to hear of their adventures (and misadventures) on the Southern Ocean and the island of South Georgia.
... See MoreSee Less

7th September, 2017  ·  

Caheragh are holding a Modern,Classic & Vintage Run next Sunday 10th September at the Travellers Rest in Aid of The Aisling Tanner Fund. Registration 11am. Run starting @ 12.45. ... See MoreSee Less

4th September, 2017  ·  

Dunmanway Historical Association regrets to announce that the talk on Sile na Gig which was to take place on Thursday, 24th August in Atkins hall @ 8:30pm has been cancelled. ... See MoreSee Less

18th August, 2017  ·  

Jump to:

Top