In week three of the dlr Entrepreneurial STEM Camp the students learned about the exciting new world of 3D printing. The scope and complexity of objects and devices that can be made using 3D printers was illustrated: boats, organs, prosthetics, other 3D printers and perhaps, before long, a moon base. With the lecture over it … Continue reading dlr STEM Camp now in 3D
A whole year has flown by and we are back in STEM camp mode with a crop of new Transition Year students, settling in and starting to get to grips with coding and teamwork. Over 60 students from 16 secondary schools across dlr are taking part in our 2019 STEM camp, kindly supported by Science Foundation … Continue reading 2019 STEM Camp is a go!
It has been a very busy few weeks for our TY students with the Maker Days coming straight after the midterm break. Student teams were divided into two groups and each group had two consecutive Maker Days. The days were a culmination of all they have learned so far. They worked really hard, bringing all … Continue reading Maker Days: Products, Prototypes and Presentations
Have you enjoyed following their progress of our STEM campers? Would you like the opportunity to take part in something similar? Calling on all Coders, Gamers, and Tech fans to register and take part in this exciting hackathon, looking to improve people's lives by developing new Assisted Living Technologies (ALTs) The Challenge: Working with advocates … Continue reading Hackathon!
First thing, students collected their name-tags from last week’s 3D Printing workshop. Then it was down to work! This week our teams faced challenges on both the STEM and entrepreneurial front. They warmed up their minds by brainstorming all the issues facing humanity and the environment they could think of. These included many topical issues such … Continue reading Designing Products of the Future
This week the teams entered the world of 3D printing. To get them thinking about creations, Jake asked the teams “what makes things?” There were a range of answers such as: A Hammer – which makes tools Chemicals – which make medicines Energy – which makes mass Atoms – which make pretty much everything Education … Continue reading 3D Creativity for dlr TY STEM Teams
The second STEM workshop was all about communication and flashing red lights! Students learned about voltage, inputs and outputs, analog vs digital signals, Raspberry Pi, Python and the Arduino family with particular focus on the Arduino Uno. Building on knowledge gained from last week’s session, the hands-on workshop saw students use Arduino, Raspberry Pi, Grove … Continue reading A busy second week at the dlr TY Entrepreneur STEM Camp
Last Thursday, our 2018 STEM Camp got off to a lively and productive start with 60 TY students learning about Scratch, Arduino, and coding. The sessions, led by Dr. Jake Rowan Byrne, started with an introduction to the concepts of business and entrepreneurial skills, creative thinking and teamwork. He then took the students through computing, … Continue reading dlr Teen Entrepreneur STEM Camp 2018 is underway!
Starting tomorrow (4th October 2018)! dlr Teen Entrepreneur STEM Camp 2018 Kindly supported by Science Foundation Ireland 60 TY students from 15 schools in the county will an opportunity to learn coding, electronics and business development over 8 weeks in dlr LexIcon. The students will have workshops in using Rasperry Pi's and Arduino kits … Continue reading dlr TY entrepreneur STEM Camp 2018