The Johnson & Johnson (J&J) family of companies in Cork have rolled out a new science initiative, WiSTEM2D, in partnership with JAI. WiSTEM2D stands for Woman in Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths, Manufacturing and Design. The initiative was part of a worldwide … Read More
On 19th November 50 students from Nagle Community College, Mahon and St. Peter’s Community College, Passage West were hosted by the Janssen group of companies in Cork to recognsise International Men’s Day 2016. International Men’s Day aims to celebrate students … Read More
The Junior Achievement Famous Scientist QuizNovember 13th-21st saw a wealth of activity accross the country in honour of Science week 2016. Junior Achievement was involved in a number of initiatives across Cork City. Celebrate Science Open Day was the fist of … Read More
The morning event focused on the JAI mission to inspire and motivate primary and second level students to make the most of their potential by valuing education and understanding how to succeed in the world of work. Special guest Dónal Óg Cusack reflecting on the JAI mission quoted Albert Einstein “Everyone is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.”
Glasheen Girls National School shared their experience of the ‘Our World’ programme which was delivered by business volunteer Siobhan Bowden from Johnson Controls. The students demonstrated their newly-acquired knowledge in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM). They shared their learnings on how technology and communications are critical growth areas in the global marketplace and demonstrated their knowledge of entrepreneurship and global trade connections.The breakfast briefing attendees experienced first hand the learning impacts of a Junior Achievement (JA) programme as 6th class students from
First year students at St Aloysius Secondary School joined their Carrigtwohill (Co. Cork) neighbours at GE Healthcare to undertake the Junior Achievement (JA) Innovation Challenge. The JA Innovation Challenge involved GE Healthcare volunteers who presented the young students with a … Read More
3rd class students, Crosshaven Boys National School, Co Cork with their teacher Ms Yvonne Harrington, and business volunteer Jennifer Cashman, Ronan Daly Jermyn, on completion of “Our City’. Ronan Daly Jermyn, one of Irelands’ leading law firms, with offices in … Read More
On March 19th, student entrepreneurs from counties Cork, Tipperary, Waterford and Wexford participated in the regional final of the Junior Achievement Company of the Year Competition 2015 hosted at Cork County Hall. The 10 teams qualified for the regional final from a group of over 420 students who completed the Junior Achievement Company programme in schools across the region. The team, which comes out on top at the national final will represent Ireland at the European final in Berlin in July.
Regional finalists from Bishopstown Community School, Cork; St. Mary’s Secondary School, New Ross, Co. Wexford; De La Salle College, Waterford and CBS High School, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary rose to the challenge of having their business acumen tested by the panel of judges and represented their schools and families with great distinction. The students pitched their company to the panel of three eminent judges as they vied to secure a place in the national final to be held in Dublin in May.
The judging panel comprising Paschal McCarthy, GE Healthcare; Richard Cotter, RCCIreland and Frank Buckley, RCI, was really impressed with the entrepreneurial flair and particularly the level of preparation invested by the students, their teachers and mentors.
In opening the event, Deputy Mayor of the County of Cork, Marcia Dalton commented: “Cork hosted the first Junior Achievement Company of the Competition European Final back in 1990 and Cork County Council is delighted to continue this tradition of supporting student enterprise in the region by hosting the 2015 Junior Achievement Company Competition Regional Finals”.
PepsiCo “Challenge Science” hosted by the National Maritime College of Ireland (NMCI) involved 160 6th class students in two days of interactive science workshops and experiments.
Students from Ringaskiddy Lower Harbout N.S., Scoil Cjill Ruadhain, Scoil Inse Ratha, St John’s Boys N.S, and St John’s Girls N.S. worked hard to unlock the secrets of forensic science and chemical energy, and to explore a century of great scientific discoveries.
PepsiCo volunteers challenged the students to create lava lamps powered by chemical energy and to undertake forensic analysis to determine the identity of the villain at the scene of a crime. 16 volunteers from PepsiCo: Richard Flynn, Noleen Fleming, Denise Coffey, Alison Walsh, Elizabeth Hobbs, Jean White, Sharon Rothwell, Xian Quinlou, Nuala O’Leary, Myles O’Donnell, Brenda Morrissey, Kevin McCarthy, Amandine Maulicci, Patrick Maher and Cliona Kelliher were really impressed by the students who tackled the series of fast-paced, science-themed activities with great enthusiasm.