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I Wish - Inspiring Women in Stem

I WISH is an initiative to inspire, encourage and motivate young female students to pursue careers in STEM. I WISH (Inspiring Women in Stem) features annual conferences, interactive exhibitions and campus-based programmes.


I WISH has grown significantly over the past four years. I WISH originated in 2015, with 1,000 female TY students attending the Cork City Hall. Now I WISH has grown nationally, bringing the showcase to the RDS in Dublin. To date I WISH has reached out to nearly 12,000 students and have a further ambitious goal to increase their student reach in 2019.




The Faculty of Engineering and Science at CIT, through the voluntary efforts of its STEM community, has engaged enthusiastically with I WISH and organises an annual immersive STEM campus week experience for 80 Transition year female students. Under the leadership of Mary Moloney and Norma Welch, CIT provides its I WISH students with an opportunity to explore all forms of Engineering, Science and Technology through hands-on experiments, site visits, lectures and group activities. Such is the popularity of the CIT I WISH Campus Programme that almost 100% of participants have indicated that they would recommend it to a friend.


Due to the demand for the 80 places, expressions of interest are sought to attend the campus week, by completing a short questionnaire.


This link will remain open until Friday the 9th of November, after which the successful candidates will be advised by email.  



































Full details in relation to the I WISH initiative may be found at

More photographs from past I WISH events may be found at