Trinity Walton Club goes global

30 March 2017

Trinity College Dublin is excited to announce the expansion of its existing STEM education enrichment programme, Trinity Walton Club. This summer, Trinity Walton Club is expanding its reach with the inclusion of a residential and cultural component for international students from the United States and beyond.

Founded in 2014 with the goal of creating STEM innovators, problem solvers and critical thinkers in order to cultivate a STEM-literate society, Trinity Walton Club operates in partnership with the Schools of Physics, Mathematics and Education at Trinity College Dublin.

Post-primary students aged between 13 and 17 from around Ireland convene in the School of Physics each Saturday to explore STEM topics ranging from computer programming in Python to Taylor expansions in mathematics and much more. In addition to these Saturday clubs, Trinity Walton Club reaches students all over Ireland through the addition of an Easter Camp programme as well as a variety of summer camp offerings.

Trinity Walton Club students take part in STEM activities and work on personal projects as part of the club.

Working closely with Global Relations at Trinity College Dublin, Trinity Walton Club is this year opening its upcoming summer programmes to international students for the first time.

By partnering with Aspire by API, Trinity Walton Club will continue to focus on delivering an exceptional STEM educational experience. This unique international STEM programme will immerse incoming international students in Trinity College as they experience Trinity Walton Club alongside their Irish peers and take up residence in Trinity Hall. Outside of the five-day STEM camp, international students will also get the opportunity to explore and experience Dublin and its surroundings over the 11-day programme.

Founding Director of the Trinity Walton Club and Assistant Professor in Physics at Trinity College Dublin, Arlene O’Neill, said: “We are immensely excited to welcome a group of enthusiastic STEM pioneers from the US to Trinity College Dublin this summer."

"These students will be immersed in what we hope will be a transformative and diverse educational experience, developed by university academics, and facilitated by Trinity researchers.”

As the programme expands to cohorts of American and international students, newly hired American high school teacher-turned Programme Coordinator, Kat Weiser, shares this excitement.

She said:  “I think it’s a neat opportunity for US students to explore their academic interests while broadening their cultural and social horizons.”

Students enjoy regular lectures and talks from researchers and guest speakers.

Trinity Walton Club grew from the recognition of the strategic importance of investing in the STEM education of post-primary students to promote Ireland’s continued achievement across science and technology. As we grow internationally, we seek to establish Trinity, as well as Ireland, as an international hub for aspiring STEM pioneers.

Anyone interested can apply by filling out the forms at: https://secure.apistudyabroad.com/forms/apply_online.php. The closing date is April 15, 2017.

Media Contact

Thomas Deane, Press Officer for the Faculty of Engineering, Mathematics and Science | deaneth@tcd.ie | +353 1 896 4685

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