Hi, my name is Ethan! I’m from Galway and I have just finished the Professional Masters of Education in NUI Galway, specializing in Science and Biology.
Science has always been a passion of mine and I always knew I wanted to have a career in STEM. My infectious enthusiasm for science and my keen interest to broaden my knowledge and learn new skills drives me to create informative and enjoyable science lessons for my students. I applied for the STEM Teacher internship programme to allow me to broaden my knowledge further in another field and develop key skills that I could bring into my science and biology classes.
During my time in Irish Water, I worked on the National Water Resource Plan (NWRP) which plans to identify how Irish Water provides a safe and sustainable water supply to their customers now and into the future whilst safeguarding the environment. Specifically, I was involved in helping draft responses to questions from the EM consultation on the Regional Water Resource Plan (RWRP) from the South West region. I learned the importance of developing interpersonal skills and effective communication when working as part of a team, while in the office and during online meetings. When returning to the classroom this September, I plan to include more tasks that focus on communication skills and teamwork that develop students’ interpersonal skills when designing my Science and Biology lessons.
Irish Water is Ireland’s national regulated water utility and is responsible for providing water and wastewater services throughout Ireland. Our mission is to ensure all of our customers receive a clean, safe and reliable supply of drinking water and have their wastewater collected and safely returned to the environment. We will protect the health and well-being of the people of Ireland, protect the environment in all our activities and support Ireland’s social and economic growth through appropriate investment in water services.