Hi, I’m Amy! I’m from Wexford. I recently completed my BSc in Mathematics, Physics and Education in University College Dublin.
…because I love an opportunity to improve my skills and develop new ones. STInt really interested me as it was a chance to work in a different STEM environment. I also feel this internship will help me become a more well-rounded teacher!
I had the opportunity to edit one of the websites to make it more accessible to the general public. I also created resources for Junior Certificate science teachers based off the Earth and Space unit. These focused on the learning outcomes but also current Irish work and research about space.
The Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies (DIAS) conducts advanced research exploring big questions of the 21st century and beyond. Its research gains insights into Celtic society and its legacy; progresses our understanding of our island, our planet and the universe; and deciphers the underpinning mathematical principles of nature. DIAS Dunsink Observatory is part of the DIAS School of Cosmic Physics Astronomy and Astrophysics Section. Dunsink is a designated European site of historical significance for physics and has been a centre for astronomical research and public engagement in Ireland since its foundation in 1785.