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Host Introduction

VistaMilk is an SFI research centre which represents a unique collaboration between Agri Food and information communications technology (ICT) research institutes and leading  Irish/multinational food and ICT companies. VistaMilk is funded by Science Foundation  Ireland (SFI) and the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine. VistaMilk has been  operating since September 2018. There are over 110 funded staff and researchers in  VistaMilk. We have a 7 research partners who include Teagasc (who are the host institute),  The Walton Institute (WIT), Insight@UCD, Insight@DCU, Insight@NUIG, and Tyndall Institute  (UCC) and the Irish Cattle Breeding Federation (ICBF).

STEM Teacher Intern Role

The STInt Intern can expect a range of roles and responsibilities, for example;

  • Assist in the development of school STEM kits that align with the primary and post  primary curriculum.
  • Engage with researchers to finds ways to align their research to elements of  curriculum and develop appropriate experiment/school kits from this.
  • Design and develop experiments that to be reproduced by teachers, parents and/or  students.
  • Collate the material for upload to the VistaMilk website.
  • Design evaluation methods for internal and external use.
  • Work with the EPE manager to develop educational resources and materials that  highlight the centre’s research and which tie in with the primary and post-primary  curriculum.
  • Participate in the monthly Education and Public Engagement committee meeting.
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Participating Years

2021, 2022, 2023, 2024

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