On November 12, 2018, the University of Limerick’s partnership with Johnson and Johnson brought together 13 amazing female undergraduate students who were presented with WiSTEM2D awards. The ceremony was a wonderful recognition for the success females can achieve if the supports and opportunities are available to them. A programme like WiSTEM2D highlights need for Gender Equality in Higher Education in the STEM Disciplines.
Dr. Teresa Curtin from the University of Limerick and Anna Rafferty from Johnson and Johnson spoke at the event. Tracey O’Connell was MC at the event. Prof Ita Richardson from the University of Limerick presented the female students with their awards.
The female students were challenged with rigorous interview and application process where competition was very high. These female students each have a different story where they can come together and build a network in the University of Limerick.
This is the third year of the WiSTEM2D Programme where students are awarded bursaries as well as opportunities to progress in their STEM Field through mentoring and tasks.