Griffith College officially launched its STEAM bursary, with the help of its partner companies, ambassadors and last year’s recipients, at its campus on South Circular Road.
The €10,000 bursary is designed to improve Science, Technology, Engineering, and Maths materials and facilities within DEIS schools across Ireland. Piloted in 2018, in partnership with CPL, three Dublin and two Cork schools received financial and experiential gain its first year. Griffith College welcomed Loreto College Crumlin, St. John’s De La Salle and Kylemore College Ballyfermot to the campus for the launch.
Griffith College proudly introduced its STEAM ambassadors: Nicci Daly, engineer, Irish hockey player and founder of Go Girls Karting Initiative, as well as Griffith College Computing student and Miss Dublin South, Chloe O’Loughlin. At the launch, the national institution also announced it is officially sponsoring Daly’s Go Girls Karting Initiative.
Griffith College student and STEAM ambassador Chloe said:
“I agreed to be an ambassador for the Griffith College STEAM bursary, because I want to be a positive role model for young people in this industry. I would like to get more young people involved in these subjects, and make a difference in their futures.”
Since its inception the bursary has attracted partner companies such as Wolfgang, Dogs Patch, CPL, IBEC and Exit Entry.
Griffith College Schools’ Liaison Officer Sinéad O’Callaghan had this to say:
“Upon receipt of this financial contribution from Griffith College, the students in the winning schools will be able to further access Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths equipment and experiences.”