2021 Galway Science & Technology Festival

Secondary School Career Talks

The Galway Science & Technology Festival is delighted to announce that we will be hosting a series of Career Talks by Engineers and Scientists from local companies for Transition Year and Senior Secondary School students.  The aim of the talks will be to encourage students to consider science, technology, engineering and Maths (STEM) for their future careers and choose subjects in these fields for their third level or post school certificate courses.

In particular the talks will focus on the individual career stories the engineers and scientists have to share – what their impression of STEM careers was when they were in school; what were their favourite subjects; what courses they choose for third level and where they are today and what that day to day experience looks like.  We will aim to educate and inform the students about careers in Med Tech and Technology companies and endeavour to give a brief introduction to understand what Computer Science courses involve. 

We are offering these talks to all secondary schools in Galway city and county and the talks will be arranged on a first come basis but we will endeavour to meet all demand.  The talks will take place by video link and to encourage students to get their thinking caps on – there will be a fantastic prize for the best question.

If your school would like to avail of these talks, please complete the booking form below and get your students ready to be inspired about their future career and the fantastic opportunities that they can avail of.

If you have any questions please email schools@galwayscience.ie and we will be happy to answer.

Medtronic Galway is a centre of excellence for the development and manufacture of products for the treatment and management of cardiovascular and cardiac rhythm diseases.  The site includes a Customer Innovation Centre of Excellence that provides state of the art facilities for physicians and Medtronic engineers to work together to develop new therapies to improve patient care.  Medtronic came to Galway in 1999 when it acquired AVE and formerly CR Bard, which originally setup in Galway in 1982.  They currently employ over 3,000 people in Galway and 250 people in Research and Development.  

DATE

To be agreed with each school
PLATFORM

Video link

LOCATION

Live Online by video link

DURATION

1 hour

AGE

TY & senior level secondary school students

GROUP

unlimited

TO BOOK: Complete the School Booking Form.

Fidelity Investments came to Galway in 2007 and is based in Parkmore East Business Park, where they employ over 300 people.  The Galway operation is responsible for the company’s technology research, services and operations. 

Fidelity Investments is very committed to encouraging students to becoming engineers and supports a number of local STEM initiatives including partnering with the Mercy School, Tuam to provide support and guidance to students undertaking the new Leaving Certificate Computer Science curriculum. By delivering STEM-based educational programs to students across the country in partnership with Junior Achievement Ireland, Fidelity’s volunteers have impacted over 1,700 students across 29 schools in the last year, helping to inspire the next generation of STEM stars.

Fidelity Ireland is equally committed to effecting sustainable change for women in STEM as supported by Fidelity’s CSR program, Fidelity Cares. We deliver a wide range of successful STEM-focused initiatives encouraging female participation in STEM at all stages of education and careers. As testament to this commitment, we are delighted to report over 70% of our incoming Root2STEM participants are female.

DATE

To be agreed with schools

TIME

1 hour

LOCATION

Live Online by video link

AGE

Transition Year & Senior Level Secondary School Students

GROUP

Unlimited

To book: please use the school booking form

Founded in 1990, Genesys is a global leader in software and cloud technology for customer contact centre.  The company bought Irish owned Altocloud and officially opened a Centre of Excellence for Artificial Intelligence in 2018 in Galway.  The centre focusses on advancing AI and Machine Learning to improve the customers experience when they contact a call centre.  The company is committed to encouraging students to choose careers in STEM.

DATE

To be confirmed with each school

TIME

1 hour

FORMAT

Live Online by video link

AGE

TY & senior level secondary school students

GROUP

Unlimited

TO BOOK: please use school booking form.