Held in October each year, Maths Week is an all-Ireland celebration of Maths bringing together a partnership of over 50 universities, companies, institutes of technology, colleges, museums, libraries, visitors centres, and professional bodies with the aim of promoting and raising awareness and understanding of maths through a huge variety of events and activities. Intel Ireland has been involved as a sponsor of Maths Week for a number of years.
This year was the 8th annual Maths Week which is coordinated by CALMAST (Centre for the Advancement of Learning Maths, Science and technology), at Waterford Institute of Technology.
As part of the Maths Week celebrations this year Intel Ireland hosted almost 900 students at our campus in Leixlip where they attended a special Maths show entitled ‘What’s luck got to do with it?’. The show was delivered by Steve Humble, a.k.a Dr. Maths, from the University of Newcastle, who brought the students through an interactive presentation into the world of calculations and pattern spotting mixed with some mathematical magic.
To find out more about Maths week visit www.mathsweek.ie.
Engineers Week is a week long program of nationwide events with the aim of celebrating the world of engineering in Ireland. As part of Engineers Week, which typically takes place in February each year, events take place in a range of different venues including castles, libraries and heritage centres and are an important part of creating a positive awareness and sparking enthusiasm about the engineering profession to people of various ages with little or no engineering background.
Each year Intel hosts a variety of events during Engineers Week which invites both primary and secondary school students to explore the world of Engineering.
Engineers Week is now entering its eighth successive year with Engineers Week 2013 the biggest and best Engineers Week yet, with almost 500 events across the country and a massive 33,000 participants.
The week is coordinated on a national basis by the STEPS team at Engineers Ireland. To find out more visit www.engineersweek.ie.
McAfee Online Safety for Kids
In 2013, employees of McAfee, which is an Intel company, taught more than 100,000 people around the globe about how to be responsible cyber citizens.
McAfee is passionate about keeping everyone everywhere safe online, particularly our most vulnerable population – kids. The McAfee Online Safety for Kids program utilises employees, partners and customers to help train school-aged children in ways to stay safe and secure and maintain good ethics in their online behaviour. Using materials based on the STOP. THINK. CONNECTTM awareness campaign McAfee volunteers help children recognise and avoid risky behaviours to be safer on the Internet.
If you would like to find out more about the program and how it can be delivered in your education environment, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Intel Computer Clubhouse Network is an international community of 100 Computer Clubhouses located in 20 countries worldwide.
Each Computer Clubhouse provides a creative and safe out-of-school learning environment where young people from underserved communities work with adult mentors to explore their ideas, develop new skills, and build confidence in themselves through the use of technology.
There are 2 clubhouses located in Ireland, details of each are provided below:
Design and Discovery
Design and Discovery is an academic enrichment curriculum that engages students in hands-on engineering and design activities that enhance knowledge, and problem solving skill in the areas of science and engineering. Design and Discovery is most appropriate for informal education settings with extended blocks of time for hands-on activities. The program curriculum, is targeted at students aged between 11 and 15 and includes free, printable curriculum manuals for students and facilitators. In 18 sequential sessions of two to four hands-on activities each, students follow the design process, from identifying a design opportunity to developing a working prototype.
Click here to visit the dedicated Design and Discovery web portal.
skoool.ie is an online education website supported by Intel Ireland and used by 100,000 students and teachers. skoool.ie brings highly innovative, interactive and exciting learning to its users.
Focusing on the Irish Junior and Senior Cycle curriculam, skoool.ie is the first resource of its kind designed specifically for Irish students and teachers.
skoool.ie leverages the expertise of the top teachers in their fields, as well as key members of the syllabus and examination boards for the sourcing and development of content.
The website provides valuable resources to help students Learn, to Revise for their Exams, and to enable students and teachers to Explore the wider world of education.
The Skoool website also hosts the Intel Junior Physics Online Tool, a Junior Science Support Service to help teachers introduce the junior science syllabus which is based on investigation and active learning. Students learn science process skills by actively taking part in practical investigations and activities making science a bit more sense, a bit more fun, and that students act as real life scientists.
These tools are free to download, Click Here to access the tools.