afterschool

After-school activities are FREE – no charge, zip, nothing-o! All sessions are rigorously in keeping with Garda Vetting and Children First Legislation guidelines.

Teen-Turn supports girls from DEIS and affiliate secondary schools in Cork, Dublin, and Limerick as well as through specific programming in Galway, Longford and Belfast to take part in BT Young Scientist, SciFest and the global Technovation Challenge curriculums. Both “session terms” teach participants how to develop projects that can lead to enterprise, be it a technology product or scientific discovery.  Participants must sign up through the online submission here and arrive with a signed parental/guardian consent form, available below. 


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Technovation, a flagship program of US non-profit Iridescent, is the world’s largest global tech entrepreneurship competition for girls. The program offers girls around the world the opportunity to learn the necessary skills to emerge as tech entrepreneurs and leaders. Every year, Technovation challenges girls 10 to 18 years old to build a business plan and mobile app that will address a community problem. In 2018, close to 20,000 girls registered from across 115 countries.

Sessions take girls through a lesson plan towards the creation of a social enterprise that gives back to their community via an app.

2019 curriculum

A finale, on the 13th week, has the girls pitch their business and the app to a panel of judges as part of Tech Week.

Days & Locations:
Technovation Challenge sessions begin the week of 14th of January
Cork ∼ 4-5:30pm Wednesdays at Hays, City Centre
Dublin ∼ 4-5:30pm Fridays at The Digital Hub, off Thomas Street
Limerick ∼ 4-5:30pm Fridays at Griffith College, O’Connell Ave
Locations in Galway, Belfast and Longford will take place at specific schools.


 

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Project Squad invites teen girls to create a science fair project, in keeping with the requirements of both SciFest and BT Young Scientist. The sessions begin with brainstorming and then cover research methodology, project management, experimentation/data collection and results reporting.

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A finale, on the 13th week, culminates in poster presentations.


Days & Locations:
Project Squad sessions begin 12th of September
Cork ∼ 4-5:30pm Wednesdays at Hays, City Centre
Dublin ∼ 4-5:30pm Fridays at The Digital Hub, off Thomas Street
Limerick ∼ 4-5:30pm Fridays at Griffith College, O’Connell Ave
Locations in Galway, Belfast and Longford will take place at specific schools.

Mentors will be on hand with expertise in app/software development, biological, health, and medical sciences, social and behavioural sciences, research methods, demo-ing and presentations (particularly of pre-commercial prototypes and research).


If you have any queries or require more information about any of our activities, do not hesitate to contact us. We are also actively looking for women in STEM / women in STEM education role models to volunteer as mentors for any of our offerings. Always contact us firstly before attending any session.