#DellFair and #STEAM Win Big with Students

The Dell Fair held on Tuesday, 20th June, marked another #GoBigWinBig and #LegacyOfGood combination for the Ireland Centre of Excellence. In recognition of Junior Achievements 20th Anniversary in Ireland, volunteers from University College Cork (UCC), Cork Institute of Technology (CIT) and team members from Dell in Cork, all came together for the morning to deliver interactive sessions at the Ovens Campus for 30 sixth class students, aged 11-13, from local school Scoil Barra in Ballincollig, Co. Cork.

The focus of the Dell Fair was STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths) and was designed to inspire young minds and show them a small bit of what is possible if they pursue a career in STEAM. The interactive sessions included Maths lessons on puzzles and tangrams, simplifying complex code through a few basic commands, VEX IQ robotics, VR Headset technology and Art lessons.


A huge thank you and well done to everyone, from CIT to UCC to our fellow team members. Your involvement was key in making the event such a success. The engagement from all of the students from Scoil Barra was the best I have ever seen and that is down to the great way you all presented your STEAM topics. The students were all buzzing with excitement from the minute they arrived right up to their departure time.

This event really was a fantastic way to encourage students to consider taking STEAM subjects in secondary school, and a memorable to way to mark the 20th Anniversary in Ireland for Junior Achievement. You can read more about Junior Achievement in Ireland here.

Special thanks to Liz McAvoy and Siobhain O’Hea, our guests from Junior Achievement Ireland, who attended the event in Cork. We hope you enjoyed the experience as much as we did!


Similar events also took place at our Limerick and Dublin locations, with team members and colleges delivering a wide range of interactive demonstrations and inspiring learning for local school children. Sessions included teaching our next generation about plastics and recycling, a hands-on look at a Poweredge Server, and 3-D printing to name but a few.

This #LegacyOfGood community involvement and partnership with our colleges and Junior Achievement across Ireland demonstrates what can be achieved through collaboration and how we can all win together. To sum it up… #GoBigWinBig = SUCCESS!!


Elaine Beare

Program Manager / Senior Analyst

COE PMO Group – Dell Ireland COE

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