Insight Education and Public Engagement
Education and Public Engagement (EPE) is a strategic priority for Insight, underpinned by a commitment to inform and enthuse all sectors of the public about data science and its value to society. Our vision is to build an empowered, scientifically engaged, inclusive and creative society, underpinned by a commitment to involve citizens in data science and embed a culture of engagement within the centre.
Our core objectives include addressing the national inequalities in science participation and enabling open dialogic citizen partnerships with Insight.
Our work includes collaboration with community groups on the development of research projects, engaging students and youth groups of all ages in the university setting to undertake stimulating STEM activities, visiting schools nationwide and using a range of learning environments including virtual reality. We have been involved in the development of the IT curriculum in Irish schools, advocating for the inclusion of computer coding as a key skill for students to develop. We have also captured the imagination of Irish citizens in a nationwide Citizen Science project that involves mapping the built environment to improve access for citizens with impaired mobility.
Meet the team
Our dedicated EPE managers are based in Dublin, Cork and Galway.