This free event is an industry-led initiative bringing together representatives from Ireland’s leading tech, pharma, science and engineering giants, STEM SMEs and start-ups excelling in the sector, as well as 3rd level colleges and local government bodies to stage a unique STEM exhibition that provides a window into the world of STEM in the South West of Ireland, showcasing the types of careers that will be available in the sector in the future and highlighting achievable pathways for students to follow to fulfil their career goals.

The STEM South West executive committee are working closely with virtual event organisers Davis Virtual Events and platform-providers VFairs to ensure a fun and educational STEM experience for all attendees.

Over the next few hours, we invite you to immerse yourself in a world of STEM and have fun exploring future career paths and possibilities.

Exhibition Hall

Enjoy visiting the virtual booths in the Exhibition Hall where you can connect with people who work in STEM on a daily basis via face to face or text chat

watch demonstrations and career videos and avail of the advice of experts in a variety of STEM areas including virtual reality, robotics and astronomy construction, mechanical engineering, software engineering, information technology, medical devices, pharmaceuticals, biomedical engineering and science, electronics, weather-forecasting, agri-technology, environmental engineering, cybersecurity and much more.

Speakers Corner

Visit the Auditorium and enjoy talks and presentations by STEM experts including European Space

Agency engineer, Laurence O'Rourke; inspiring global sustainability expert and co-founder of Change by Degrees, Madeline Murray; and the innovative creator of Izak9 Maths, Franz Schlindwein; and many more.

Scavenger Hunt

Keep an eye out for Scavenger Hunt, all STEM South West virtual attendees have the opportunity to win some really amazing prizes! We have hidden various objects through the platform with a chance for you to win some incredible prizes. Make sure you play along and find each of the hidden objects as you may be one of the lucky ones to win a prize! You can also click on the Menu tab: Scavenger Hunt to view some hints of where to find these objects.

Agenda

January 13, 2021

17:00 GMT

Welcome & Introduction

  Dr Niamh Shaw
17:04 - 17:14 GMT

Interview

  Adam King
17:15 - 17:30 GMT

MTU WiSTEM Society: ‘Breaking Barriers - Inspiring Change’

  Ciara Sheehan / Jillian O'Donoghue
17:30 - 17:45 GMT

Complex Projects that Change the World

  Cliodhna Richardson & Bill Cooper - PM Group
17:45 – 18:00 GMT

Looking at the Apprenticeship option

  Cian Anderson (Depuy Synthes - Johnson & Johnson)
18:00 – 18:15 GMT

"Maths for STEM"

  Franz Schlindwein - Founder of Izak9
18:15 – 18:30 GMT

Sustainability - individual and systemic action to future proof our world.

  Madeleine Murray - Co-Founder-Change by Degree
18:30 – 19:00 GMT

STEM and the Leaving Cert - 6 Key Things You Need to Consider

   Susan Hayes Culleton - Managing Director - Hayes Culleton Group
19:00 – 19:15 GMT

STEM Packaging & Opportunities

  Caroline Holland R&D Associate Packaging Manager – PepsiCo
19:15-19:30 GMT

Engineering and Motorsport

  Nicci Daly - Formula Female & Motorsport Ireland
19:30 – 19:45 GMT

Core Knowledge: How earthquakes tell us what the centre of the planet looks like.

  Kevin Motherway - Senior Executive Scientist - Cork County Council
19:45 – 20:00 GMT

Sustainable Future Cities

  Dr. Marguerite Nyhan - University College Cork
20:00 – 20:30 GMT

STEM pushed to the limit: how soft is 4.5 billion year old ice?

  Laurence O'Rourke - European Space Agency, Madrid
20:30 – 21:00 GMT

Industry Panel Discussion/Q&A

  STEM pushed to the limit: how soft is 4.5 billion year old ice?
21:00 GMT

Event Concludes

  STEM pushed to the limit: how soft is 4.5 billion year old ice?

Thank you to all of our exhibitors

Frequently Asked Questions

No. You do not need to download or install any software to participate. You only need to have access to the internet.
Your login details will be emailed to you ahead of the event. You can use these details to access the online event.
Yes. Like any physical event, we will have a swag bag for you! You can add all of the documents available to the online swag bag in your account and then email them to yourself or share items with your colleagues by simply entering their email.
Yes, you will need to enter your name and email address to enjoy all STEM South West’s Virtual Event features.
Your login details will be emailed to you ahead of the event. You can use these details to access the online event.
This is an online event. You do not have to travel to any specific location. You can participate anywhere that you have Internet access. The event is accessible from desktop, mobile and tablet devices.
Yes. Like any physical event, we will have a swag bag for you! You can add all of the documents available to the online swag bag in your account and then email them to yourself or share items with your colleagues by simply entering their email
Absolutely. We are counting on you to invite others! Help us spread the word. You can simply share the link to this page, and they can register at their convenience.
  • Connect and chat with people who work in STEM on a daily basis
  • Visit the Auditorium and enjoy talks and presentations by STEM experts
  • Enjoy tech, science and engineering demonstrations
  • Watch Day in the Life videos
  • Listen to career advice from experts in a variety of STEM areas including virtual reality, robotics and astronomy construction, mechanical engineering, software engineering, information technology, medical devices, pharmaceuticals, biomedical engineering and science, electronics, weather-forecasting, agri-technology, environmental engineering, cybersecurity and much more.
  • Scavenger hunt with great prizes.
You will be able to engage with people who work in STEM on a daily basis, student role models and STEM experts. Please visit the live sessions as well as the interactive kiosks in the expo hall.
Absolutely nothing! This Virtual Event is completely FREE for you.
Yes, you will be provided login credentials to test the system and get familiar with the interface.
We recommend Using Google Chrome.
The event will remain open 24/7 for 30 days. Therefore, you can attend whenever it’s convenient for you during this period of time. We understand your schedule may not allow you to attend all of the live sessions of the event.