Centre for the Advancement of STEM Teaching & Learning CASTeL
The Centre for the Advancement of STEM Teaching & Learning (CASTeL), at Dublin City University, is multidisciplinary research team focussed on enhancing science and mathematics education at all educational levels, supported by evidence-based research and contributing to international good practice. CASTeL members, comprising of scientists, mathematicians and educationalists from Dublin City University (DCU)’s Faculty of Science and Health and Institute of Education, lead and participate in formal and informal STEM education projects, nationally and internationally.
Institute of Physics (IoP) in Ireland
The Institute of Physics in Ireland is a scientific membership organisation devoted to increasing the understanding and application of physics in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. It has over 2000 members, and is part of the Institute of Physics (IOP). The Institute of Physics has a world-wide membership of over 50,000 and is a leading communicator of physics-related science to all audiences, from specialists through to government and the general public. Its publishing company, IOP Publishing, is a world leader in scientific publishing and the electronic dissemination of physics.
IOP in Ireland has a significant record in working to support the teaching and learning of physics by the provision of workshops, conferences and resources much of these in conjunction with the Professional Development Service for Teachers. IOP has developed a number of programmes to address issues around the low uptake of physics in schools by girls. The Improving Gender Balance project will form a part of other IOP gender projects in England and Scotland. IOP has also worked closely with CASTeL on a number of other educational and public engagement projects.
Science Foundation Ireland
SFI invests in academic researchers and research teams who are most likely to generate new knowledge, leading edge technologies and competitive enterprises in the fields of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM). The Foundation also promotes and supports the study of, education in, and engagement with STEM and promotes an awareness and understanding of the value of STEM to society and, in particular, to the growth of the economy.