Meet the Team
Sheila Donegan is a lecturer in Chemistry and Director of Calmast – the Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) Outreach centre at South East Technological University and co-founder of Maths Week. She is very active in the promotion of STEM and holds many national positions in this area. In 2007 Sheila , along with her colleague Eoin Gill were awarded the EU Descartes award for Science Communication in 2007, the highest EU award in this area. Previous winners of this award were Bill Bryson and David Attenborough.
Eoin Gill is co-director of Calmast STEM Outreach Centre at South East Technological University. He has been the coordinator of Maths Week since its foundation in 2006. He is a chartered engineer and a member of the European Maths Societys committee for Raising Public Awareness of Maths.
Rosario is a graduate of UCC and first taught Maths in Waterford Regional Technical College (now SETU) in 1979. Since then she has taught Maths, Biology & Physics in both secondary schools and her own Tuition Centre. A past Vice-Chair of the Irish Maths Teachers Association she recently retired after 20 years teaching in Mercy Secondary School, Waterford.
A member of the Advisory Board of Calmast, she is active in STEM events in the region including Maths Circles, a maths enrichment programme in WIT.
Kayleigh Foran joined the Calmast team as a student intern and now coordinates their diverse range of public engagement.
She is passionate about creating relevant conversations around Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths and their wide-ranging impacts on our society. Kayleigh believes it is important for everyone to have the tools to discuss and critique STEM and its effects the world around us.
Nollaig has over 20 years’ experience in leading and managing the design and implementation of Marketing and Communications Strategies for Kilkenny Arts Festival, Clonmel Junction Arts Festival, Pavilion Theatre, Gate Theatre, Visual Carlow and Dublin Fringe Festival. She has recently moved to Calmast as a STEM Public Engagement coordinator where she believes that STEM, in the same way as art, can help people discover, create and broaden their thinking. Nollaig holds a B.A. in English & History from UCD, an M.A in Arts & Heritage Management from WIT and most recently a Higher Diploma in Science Digital Marketing & Analytics from Carlow IT.