Regeneron advises students to focus on STEM subjects

first_imgTwitter Leaving Cert and Junior Cert orals and practical exams cancelled Previous articleTime for reparationNext articleScrap metal fire poses serious health risks Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news. Comment: NAPD on the cancellation of the Junior and Leaving Certificate Oral and Practical Exams Facebook STEPS Engineers Week kicking off in Limerick this weekend Regeneron’s Ed Keogh, Aidan Neville and Mike Lynch putting the finishing touches to the Learning Hub revamp.Students returning to school or starting their third level education should focus on technology and science subjects, a leading Limerick company has advised.Regeneron is highlighting the benefits of studying STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths) through its sponsorship of a local initiative, the Learning Hub (formerly St. Martin’s Centre) in Thomondgate. Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The company is Ireland’s largest scale bulk biologics production facility and is based in Raheen Business Park with more than 800 full time staff.Regeneron is actively committed to supporting STEM development in local education through various community initiatives. One of its key focuses has been its sponsorship of the Science Hub within the Learning Hub. This is the first initiative of its kind in Limerick and works with primary school children from fourth to sixth class, along with their teachers and parents, to deliver engaging and exciting experiences of STEM subjects.The Science Hub runs four main project strands which cover a range of age groups such as science magic shows, Science Hub school projects, Science Hub after-school and public engagement projects. This year’s Leaving Certificate results showed a five per cent increase in the numbers studying STEM subjects at higher level when compared to 2016, with more than one third of students sitting the higher-level Maths paper.Regeneron Vice President Fred Austin believes that STEM participation needs to increase even further to meet future demand nationally.“A proven way to encourage more participation is by ensuring students are exposed to STEM learning at a younger age. An increase in the number of students studying STEM subjects in school is of vital importance for Regeneron and companies within the STEM sector and also to ensure Ireland avoids a national skills shortage in these areas in the future”. “At Regeneron, we recognise the positive benefits of engaging with young people to encourage interest and a passion from an early age in the STEM sector. The Science hub allows primary school children to learn about science in a fun and engaging way that encourages imagination, intrigue and interest. Creating this curious mindset in young people is key to opening up a whole world of future opportunities.” As well as sponsoring the Science Hub, Regeneron’s Facilities team spent time over the summer giving the entire Learning Hub building and its grounds a complete revamp. Learning Hub chairperson Gillian Barry said, “Environment helps to shape behaviour, to uplift, motivate, engage and inspire. Thanks to Regeneron the Learning Hub is once again an inspiring yellow beacon of light right in the heart of the community”.Click here for more education news. Ahead of International Women in Engineering Day, Engineers Ireland calls for students to consider CAO options Limerick Post Show | Homemade tripods Advertisementcenter_img Email TAGSengineeringFred AustinGillian BarryLeaving CertificateMathsRaheen Business ParkRegeneronscienceScience HubSt Martin’s CentreSTEMTechnologythe Learning Hubthomondgate NewsEducationRegeneron advises students to focus on STEM subjectsBy Bernie English – August 29, 2018 7586 Linkedin WhatsApp Online registration for Leaving Certificate Calculated Grades opens Print RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

Top-Rated Support Solutions for Your Dell EMC Storage Products

first_imgWe strive to provide our customers with easy access to valuable, proactive support content. In an effort to enable you with relevant support resources with greater speed and efficiency, our Customer Support team has gathered top-rated product support recommendations for some of Dell EMC’s most widely-used storage products. Every month, we publish leading support topics regarding a wide variety of products and provide helpful content on the Dell EMC Community Network (DECN) to enable you to get proactive about troubleshooting common technical challenges. These Top Services Topics include content harvested from popular Knowledge Base articles, DECN product support forum posts, troubleshooting guides, Online Support searches, and more.Where Can You Find Top Services Topics?To locate popular support topics for your storage product, you can search the DECN (search for “Top Services Topics”), visit the Online Support site By Product pages, or reference the list below which reflects all Top Services Topic resources currently available by product. Want to stay updated when new service topics are added for your products? Simply click “Follow” on the Top Services Topic page of your choice and you will be automatically updated via email notification when new topics are published monthly. Follow us on Twitter @DellEMCsupport for daily links to Top Service Topics, as well and product tech tips, troubleshooting advice, product support videos, how-to’s, and more.AppSyncAvamarConnectrixData DomainData Computing Appliance (DCA)Data Protection Advisor (DPA)Elastic Cloud Storage (ECS)NetWorkerPowerPathRecoverPointScaleIOSMARTSSourceOneUnityViPR ControllerViPR SRMVMAXVNX/VNXeVPLEXVxRackVxRailXtremIOlast_img read more

Stephenville Starter gives heat win award, renews Hobby Stock RoC title sponsorship

first_img“Each of our Race of Champions events have had long-standing support, and Stephenville Starter has become synonymous with our Hobby Stock event at the IMCA Super Nationals,” said IMCA Marketing Director Kevin Yoder. “We are very proud to continue this tradition with Stephenville Starter in 2020.” The Texas manufacturer and 12-year IMCA sponsor awards a starter to one randomly selected driver who meets that heat race win requirement and submits a photo of his or her car displaying use of two Dirt Defender mud covers. Stephenville Starter also returns as title sponsor and provides a portion of the point fund for the Hobby Stock Race of Champions, to be held Sept. 12 during the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nation­als fueled by Casey’s.  Information about Stephenville Starter-made products is available by calling 254 965-7890.  Car photos should be mailed or emailed to Marketing Director Kevin Yoder at the IMCA home office.  Modified, Stock Car, Hobby Stock and Northern SportMod race of champions winners at Super Nationals all receive starters.  STEPHENVILLE, Texas – IMCA drivers winning 10 or more heat races are in the running for a post-season prize from Stephenville Starter.last_img read more

New Chelsea manager a step closer

first_imgYaya Toure is fit and available for City.In the nights other game Atletico Madrid host PSV Eindhoven with the tie balanced at nil-all.Both games kick off at 7.45Meanwhile, there are 3 games tonight in the Championship as 4th placed Brighton host Reading, 3rd placed Hull welcome Nottingham Forest and Ipswich meet Blackburn.All of those matches start at 7.45 He’s widely tipped to replace interim boss Guus Hiddink at Stamford Bridge.To action on the pitch tonight, Manchester City are odds on to confirm their spot in the Champions league quarter finals tonight.They host Dynamo Kiev in the round of 16 second leg with a 3-1 lead from the first game. last_img read more

Not averse to risks, Anjana Reddy, Founder, Universal Sportsbiz, says if you have a passion to start something of your own, take the plunge.

first_imgShe’s a woman working in a man’s world, but that has never stopped Anjana Reddy, 28, from marching ahead and that too on her own terms. As the Founder and MD of Universal Sportsbiz Pvt. Ltd. (USPL), she’s managed to bring together sports and fashion in a unique way bringing,She’s a woman working in a man’s world, but that has never stopped Anjana Reddy, 28, from marching ahead and that too on her own terms. As the Founder and MD of Universal Sportsbiz Pvt. Ltd. (USPL), she’s managed to bring together sports and fashion in a unique way bringing out fashion brands curated by leading sports personalities including Virat Kohli, Sachin Tendulkar, Sania Mirza, Saina Nehwal and Vishwanathan Anand among others.She’s also launched Collectabillia, an online portal that lets fans get access to limited edition merchandise of their favourite sporting icons. Based out of Bangalore, she’s also a former sportsperson herself, having played badminton at the national level along with Saina Nehwal. Having started USPL in 2012, she’s managed to achieve an impressive amount of success in a short span of time. Mid-last year, her company recieved a massive amount of `47 crore as a second round of funding from Accel Partners. She gets talking on her journey and why her gender has never mattered in her profession.Picture courtesy: Nilotpal BaruahHow did you come up with the idea of starting USPL?After getting a postgraduate degree in accounting and finance from the University of Illinois in the US, I returned to India with the idea of creating a brand in merchandising by leveraging celebrities. The idea came to me while watching basketball and American football in my college dormitory in the US. More often than not, people celebrated their team by wearing merchandise. Whether it was a Chicago Bulls cap or a Chicago White Sox jersey, the whole stadium atmosphere was recreated in the dorm lounge during games.advertisementI thought, why can’t we do this in India where cricket is a religion? I approached Sachin Tendulkar with my idea and the he agreed to invest in the start-up. He thought it was a great way to reach out to fans and connect. A couple of months later, in 2012, came the other big moment. The US-headquartered venture capital firm Accel Partners, which has invested in companies like Facebook and Flipkart, invested $5 million (Rs 30 crore) into Universal Sportsbiz. This gave more credibility to the company and allowed it to move into new business lines such as ethnic apparel and fashion accessories specially curated by sports and entertainment celebrities.How different is a fashion brand coming from a sportsperson to one from a fashion designer?Our objective was to create a ‘Make in India’ apparel brand with an international appeal. With the energy that India now exudes on the global stage, we roped in Virat Kohli to be an intrinsic part of WROGN. It is a breakaway youth fashion brand, which is inspired by his distinctive sense of style, and the youth appeal as such, it reflects his brand personality. WROGN is targeted towards open minded and progressive young men, who like to make their own choices in life. The brand is experimental in its ethos and also in its product philosophy. And it always encourages young men to question the status quo around them. We plan to make it the leading fashion apparel brand in the country before taking it global.Traditionally speaking, while you’ve combined fashion and sports, it largely remains a man’s terrain. How is it like to be a woman in a man’s world?Yes, sometimes being a woman in such a professional space is not an easy job to fulfill, but I am not afraid of working in a ‘man’s world’ and I never doubt my own expertise. It is a start-up culture and a professional set-up where more than the gender what matters is what you bring to the table. Also I have been very fortunate to work with people like Sachin Tendulkar and Mahendran Balachandran, partner, Accel Partners India, who treat everyone as equal.What do you think you bring differently to the table as a woman, compared to what a man would have brought in your role?I have learnt to stick with my instincts even when it’s a hard hill to climb. Over time, I brought about a unique sense of aesthetics and better project management capabilities that come through being an efficient multitasker. I learnt that my ability to empathise and build relationships worked to help me adapt to a leadership style without losing myself in the whole process.What have been some of the challenges you have faced in your journey?I think the toughest challenge, for anyone at the beginning of their entrepreneurial journey, is to build a good team and then motivate and retain them. Other challenges like supply chain and distributionexist but they are part of business challenges.advertisementWhere do you see USPL going and growing in the coming future?We are presently focussed on the three offerings and realising its true potential both in India and targeted international markets. Our goal is to build brands that are intrinsic to the lives of our customers and we are working towards weaving them into the cultural fabric. We are exploring an option to launch another brand alongside an opportunity to add other categories in the existing brands primarily to give a wholesome experience. We are also planning to launch our exclusive brand outlets.Women entrepreneurs are coming up in massive numbers in our country? How has the scenario changed for women?There is no paucity of talent and women business leaders have proved that they can handle the concept of innovative business, and are well aware of the economics their business takes. According to Huffington Post, as of June 2014, women hold 4.8 per cent of Fortune 500 CEO positions and 5 per cent of Fortune 1000 CEO positions. Today, India has more women CEOs than the US.What would be your advice to other women?My suggestion would be to not think too much. If you are passionate then you should just take the plunge.last_img

Government ushers in pay equity legislation for federally regulated workers

first_imgOTTAWA – The Liberal government is introducing long-awaited pay equity legislation for federally regulated employees.Under the proposed system, employers would need to examine their compensation practices and ensure women and men in workplaces that fall under federal jurisdiction receive equal pay for work of equal value.It would apply to all federally regulated employers with 10 or more workers.This includes some private-sector employers, the federal public service, parliamentary workplaces, and the offices of the prime minister and other ministers.The act obliges employers to establish a pay equity plan within three years of the legislation coming into force.Employers would also have to identify job classes, evaluate work, and compare compensation associated with similar jobs dominated by men and women respectively.last_img read more