In the news: Dr Sheila Donegan on sci-tech leaders for 2020 list

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Pictured in September 2019 is Maths Week Ireland Co-founder Dr. Sheila Donegan, Director of Calmast at Waterford Institute of Technology (centre), who was honoured with the Network Ireland National Businesswoman of The Year Award in STEM, pictured with Helen Smyth, Facebook EMEA Ireland (left) and Helen Wycherley, President of Network Ireland.

Pictured in September 2019 is Maths Week Ireland Co-founder Dr. Sheila Donegan, Director of Calmast at Waterford Institute of Technology (centre), who was honoured with the Network Ireland National Businesswoman of The Year Award in STEM, pictured with Helen Smyth, Facebook EMEA Ireland (left) and Helen Wycherley, President of Network Ireland.

The Siliconrepublic.com article includes WIT STEM advocate Dr Sheila Donegan on its list of 25 science and technology leaders to keep an eye on in 2020

Director of Calmast, Waterford Institute of Technology’s STEM Engagement Hub based in the School of Lifelong Learning and Education, Dr Sheila Donegan recently featured in an article on Silconrepublic.com titled 25 sci-tech leaders who will be guiding the way in 2020.

Dr Donegan is listed in the round up 25 leaders in the science and tech sectors in Ireland who caught the attention of Siliconrepublic.com over the past year.

National award

Last September Dr Donegan was awarded the Network Ireland National Business Woman of the Year award in the STEM category.

Calmast promotes all areas of STEM to all. Established in 2003 its activities have scale and impact, reaching 30,000 annually in the South East region and 400,000 nationally (through Maths Week).

Calmast is a STEM Engagement Hub based based in the School of Lifelong Learning and Education in WIT. Calmast leverages the resources of WIT (in particular the staff and students and venues) and works in partnership with schools, industry and business, local authorities, public bodies and non-governmental organisations to promote STEM. Calmast has been funded by Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) as the STEM Hub for the South East Region.

Maths Week co-founder

Dr Donegan has been very active on the national stage in the promotion of STEM, and in 2006 co-founded Maths Week with her colleague in Calmast, Eoin Gill.

Dr Donegan has won many national and international awards for her work including in 2006 the EU Descartes award, (the EU’s highest award in science communication, also won by Sir David Attenborough and Bill Bryson) which she won with colleague Eoin Gill. She is a member of the RDS Science and Technology Committee and the Council of the RDS. She is the Chair of the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) Education Division, Ireland and serves on the Education Council of the RSC (UK).


Read the full article at Siliconrepublic.com.


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