Learning from the US

4pm to 6pm Tuesday December 9th St Patricks College Drumcondra

The IUSA in association with St Patricks College and ICS Skills invites you to
take part in a conversation about STEM Careers

Keynote Speaker Prof Sheryl Sorby

Followed by a Q&A on STEM Careers – the view from the U.S

Abstract Title: “Improving STEM Outcomes through Spatial Skills Intervention” The ability to visualize in three dimensions is a cognitive skill that has been shown to be important for success in engineering and other technological fields

About Prof Sorby:

Visiting Professor in the Engineering Education and Innovation Centre at The Ohio State University and Professor Emerita of Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics at Michigan Technological University.

“I listened with interest to the talk Sheryl gave in Dublin earlier this year and think that the themes addressed are relevant to STEM. Some of the solutions offered are relevant to a range of areas.” Dr Therese Dooley

  • Women in Engineering Education 2011 Award Winner The American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE). The national award recognizes women who are making outstanding contributions to engineering education.
  • “An Educational Innovator, which she has demonstrated through her research and throughout her career at Michigan Tech.” Bill Predebon Chair Mechanical Engineering -Engineering Mechanics.
  • Principal investigator on a National Science Foundation funded project to develop a curriculum in service systems engineering at Michigan Tech. This new engineering specialty focuses on people and human behaviour, on processes rather than products.
  • Sheryl Sorbys address to the Fulbright TEDx in Dublin can be viewed here.

With contributions from:

  • Dr Thérèse Dooley, Lecturer in Mathematics Education St Patricks College Drumcondra Thérèse is extensively involved in the design and delivery of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in mathematics education and in the supervision of masters and doctoral theses.
  • Cathy Quinn, Programme Manager STEM initiatives at the Irish Computer Society ICS Skills. Cathy runs STEM related programmes such as F1 in Schools, Scratch and Tech Week. A key objective is to increase awareness of STEM careers in particular Choose IT programmes.

This IUSA Event is hosted by:
Prof. Daire Keogh, President of St Patrick’s College Drumcondra a College of Dublin City University
RSVP events@irishusalumni.com