Calmast director Dr Sheila Donegan has received the Network Ireland Business Woman of the Year in the STEM Category. This is the first year that STEM has been included and the category was sponsored by Facebook.

Helen Smyth of Facebook (left) and Helen Wycherley, President Network Ireland (right) present the Network Ireland Business Woman of the Year Facebook STEM award to Sheila Donegan, Calmast WIT

“I’m delighted and honoured to win this prestigious award,” said Dr Donegan. “It’s great to see the importance of STEM recognised by Network Ireland, with this new award. It’s important that everyone, and in particular girls and young women, realise that there are many rewarding careers in STEM available to them. I hope that by winning this award, I can continue to work as a role model and encourage more young women to engage with STEM. This award endorses the importance of work in promoting STEM which is benefiting women and wider society, and which needs greater focus particularly for young women.”

Calmast has a large programme of festivals and events across all areas of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) see below for a flavour of our activities.