Space Speaker in your Classroom for International Day of Women and Girls in STEM

To Celebrate International Day of Women and Girls in STEM, BCO and our partners at the International Astronomical Union invite you and your second level students to take part in a ‘Space Speaker in your Classroom’ Session this February 11 2019. This day is designated by the UN as ‘International Day of women and girls in Science’.

Our Space Speaker in your Classroom allows students to connect with a scientist/industry professional over skype for a talk or  Q&A Session. These are usually set for a 30 min duration. Speakerin the past include NASA Astronaut Dan Tani, Space Lawyer Laura Keogh, European Space Agency Engineers, Space suit designers and science communicators such as Dr. Niamh Shaw.

This type of student engagement is hugely successful during Space Week and we are now expanding it to run throughout the year.

We are inviting teachers of post primary science/careers/maths to apply for a speaker from our panel of professional female leaders in STEM with a focus on those working in the field of Space Science.

What is required is a group of students, this can be a single class or, for example all 5th year physics, all second year science etc. Depending on the speaker, the teacher can decide who might best benefit from the opportunity to discuss working in science, the challenges of being female in STEM industries, and most importantly, the research and science the speaker engages with.

Our team at BCO will walk you through the steps needed and test skype with you prior to the talk.

Our line-up of speakers for International Day of Women and girls in Science are all female and draw from our partners in CIT, the European Space Agency and our large network of space STEM-ists.

 

To apply please contact Danielle at danielle.wilcox@bco.ie

Event Information

  • Dates: Monday 11th February, 2019 | various
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