Analog Devices Educator of Excellence Award for Technology 2020 - BTYS

Monday, February 17, 2020 - 15:15

Congratulations to our Maynooth alumni Ms. Eva Marie Acton who was awarded the Analog Devices Educator of Excellence Award for Technology 2020 this weekend at the BT Young Scientist 2020, one of only four teacher awards given out nationally.

This is an award for educators of excellence in technology. Her students who had six projects in the competition, pictured with Ms. Acton below, won a Met Éireann special award and had three projects highly commended. Eva Marie has entered 20 projects in BTYS since graduating from Maynooth University.

Eva Marie graduated with her BSc Science Education in 2014 after joining the course as a mature student. In 2014 she set up a Coláiste Coding lunch time coding club in her school Coláiste Mhuire in, CBS Mullingar and went on to be selected as one of the first 40 schools to implement Leaving Certificate Computer Science which will be examined for the first time in 2020. Eva Marie worked with our colleagues in Computer Science in the PACT project. 
We are extremely proud of all our graduates who lead projects on STEM education each year in BTYS. We feel we have some small part in this wonderful event though our work in teacher education here at Maynooth University. We offer three streams of undergraduate education [MH212] where you can qualify to teach computer science, applied mathematics, mathematics, biology, chemistry and physics.