Mari Cahalane, Head of BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition, makes “The Pipeline Protectors”list

Thursday, March 29th, 2018

Business in the Community Ireland

Mari Cahalane, Head of BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition was recently included in Silicon Republic’s “The Pipeline Protectors”.

The Pipeline Protectors are 33 women who Silicon Republic have recently highlighted as having a huge impact on the education of the next generation of STEM talent. These are the people addressing gender balance in the STEM pipeline, nurturing a new generation of women in STEM through education and outreach initiatives.

Mari Cahalane, Head of BTYSTE, has been included for running a competition which provides a huge platform for the next generation of scientists and particularly for young girls who this year made up 60pc of the projects.

Since taking up the role in 2009, the model she has helped develop has also spread to other countries as far away as Tanzania and the United Arab Emirates.

You can find out about the other “Pipeline Protectors” on the  Silicon Republic website.