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STEM Work with Stranmillis, Marymount and Fane Street
With the Marymount students are Dr Irene Bell, David Gault - Barefoot Volunteer, and Dr Usha Rajdev.
With the Marymount students are Dr Irene Bell, David Gault - Barefoot Volunteer, and Dr Usha Rajdev.

Stranmillis University College was delighted to welcome and work with staff and students from the International Association of STEM Leaders and Kappa Delta Pi International Honor Society, Marymount University College, Arlington, Virginia. STEM leaders from Marymount spent three days working with Stranmillis and Fane Street Primary School creating a STEM ‘Maker space lab’.

During their visit to Stranmillis, the students from Marymount were introduced to the Computing At School (CAS) Barefoot Computational Thinking resources, endorsed by the Department of Education and used in schools in Northern Ireland.  They then had the opportunity to hear how Stranmillis are breaking new curricular ground by introducing multiple aspects of engineering into the primary classroom within interactive STEM activities. Our American guests had the opportunity to discuss, view and investigate the work of Stranmillis STEM students and there were excellent opportunities to share good practice.

At the end of the session both staff and students worked together to prepare the events for Fane Street Primary School the following day and the creation of a STEM ‘Maker space lab’. Staff from both school and university, pupils from all classes and their parents all had the opportunity to engage in this amazing STEM event.

 

 


 

 

 

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