Outreach and Public Engagement

Academic schools, departments and research centres associated with the College of SEFS offer a wide range of outreach and public engagement events throughout the year. These events are largely focused on, but not limited to, primary and secondary school children. The College of SEFS promotes the areas of STEM to the wider public, for several reasons:

  • To increase awareness of STEM disciplines with the general public.
  • To encourage people to move into the STEM sector for third level study and future STEM employment.
  • To promote better informed and deeper engagement of STEM issues amongst the wider community.

The College of SEFS and its schools and departments work closely with UCC admissions, schools, industry partners and local STEM event organisations to promote STEM. Further information on these events, dates and people to contact are available from each school and department and research centre involved in the organisation of these events.

Outreach Points of Contact

School / Department Point of Contact Email Address
School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences Tom Doyle t.doyle@ucc.ie 
School of Biochemistry and Cell Biology SinĂ©ad Kerins s.kerins@ucc.ie 
School of Chemistry Dave Otway dave.otway@ucc.ie 
School of Computer Science and Information Technology Sabin Tabirca tabirca@cs.ucc.ie 
School of Engineering and Architecture Hannah Daly h.daly@ucc.ie 
School of Food and Nutritional Sciences Leah Neville  l.neville@ucc.ie  
School of Mathematical Sciences Anca Mustata a.mustata@ucc.ie 
School of Microbiology Carmel Shortiss c.shortiss@ucc.ie 
School of Physics Bryan Kelleher / John Cuffe  bryan.kelleher@ucc.ie / jcuffe@ucc.ie 
Department of Physiology Marcella Burke
College of Science, Engineering, and Food Science - General Queries Alan Kelly / Emily Chambers sefsoutreach@ucc.ie 


Research Centre Point of Contact Email Address
APC Microbiome Ireland Caoimhe Byrne cbyrne@ucc.ie
Centre for Marine and Renewable Energy (MaREI) Aoife Deane aoife.deane@ucc.ie 
Environmental Research Institute (ERI) Aoife Corcoran aoife.corcoran@ucc.ie 
Tyndall Research Institute Alida Zauers

College of Science, Engineering and Food Science

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