Congratulations to Ms B. O’Gorman and her group of TYs who visited IMR in Mullingar on Tuesday 8th October. Scoil Mhuire is one of four schools chosen this year to participate in the “Shaping Your Future” programme –  a joint project facilitated by Irish Manufacturing Research and I-Form Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre. This outreach programme is funded by Science Foundation Ireland with the objective to inspire secondary school and transition year students as well as their teachers. IMR and I-Form have worked closely together to create a multi-faceted manufacturing experience for the students including 3D printing, AR/VR and Collaborative Robotics. The programme which is being offered to selected schools in the Midlands, aims to promote STEM careers by allowing students to interact with scientists, engineers and researchers to gain insight into possible careers in their future. ‘Shaping Your Future’ aims to promote and support STEM education by broadening teacher’s views and encouraging them to introduce 3D printing in their classroom. By introducing this hands-on experience, they encourage the design thinking process by creating innovative challenges that will help the manufacturing industry continue to prosper in the future.

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