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Empowering young people through STEM

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Institute of Technology Tallaght

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It’s been one year already?!?!


Fiosracht is one year old, and to celebrate, the Fiosracht partners are inviting you to

our “Empowering young people through STEM” event on :


Tuesday 23rd of January 2018,

from 10 - 1pm,

in the Institute of Technology Tallaght.


Fiosracht is:


  • an educational initiative, funded by the Science Foundation of Ireland's Discover programme, which aims to promote public engagement with STEM.
  • based in Tallaght, with a focus to serve the wider South County Dublin region and specifically to empower ‘harder to reach’ young people.
  • a groundbreaking partnership between IT Tallaght, Foróige, South Dublin Libraries and UK-based social enterprise Project 42.


The previous Mayor of Tallaght, Guss O’Connell, had this to say after coming to one of our camp showcases,:

"What I especially like about Fiosracht is that it has no boundaries. The futuristic world imagined and produced in model form by the young people is just fantastic. The adult mentors were there to assist and support but definitely not to judge or build boundaries or barriers. And it worked."


Our “Empower Young people through STEM” will showcase what we and our ‘collaborators’ have learnt over the last year, including our unique approach and partnership to engaging with kids and STEM education.


We will run a Design-Thinking workshop for all participants, from the Fiosracht kids to adult attendees. The workshop is to share, learn and create, with a goal of sketching out possibilities and opportunities about the future of STEM education and engagement.

For more information on Fiosracht visit our website at www.fiosracht.ie.


Look forward to hearing from you,


Peter Donnellan,

On behalf of the Fiosracht team.


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