Date: April 25-29   Time: 10:00 - 13:00


 CIT Blackrock Castle Observatory (BCO), the “Space for Science”, together with Qualcomm are offering second level DEIS located school students and Youthreach groups a unique experience for Tech Week 2016.

Students are invited to come to BCO to work with cutting edge technology, which is used in real-world electronic applications, through a mixture of hands on workshops and discussions with technology professionals.

Students will be guided through the process of designing virtual circuits online and then will test them for real using wires and breadboards. They will learn to troubleshoot and build increased understanding throughout. By the end of the workshop students will be creating their own devices to interact with the world around them using Arduino programming. Local tech company representatives will be onsite to mentor the students through the workshops, and discuss career options and the exciting possibilities in Ireland for them beyond school.


Qualcomm & Dell personnel will be present to talk to students about avenues into IT careers. This is aimed at both girls and boys, although one particular focus is to encourage more girls to consider these types of careers.

From his base in Canada, Elburz Sorkhabi, the Technical Director of the company NVoid Art-Tech Limited, will join us for a video-chat and Q&A session with students on Friday April 29th to close off our busy week of Tech Week events.


Dates: Monday April 25th – Friday April 29th

Time: 10:00 – 13:00

Cost: Sponsorship provided by Qualcomm makes this experience FREE OF CHARGE

Location: CIT Blackrock Castle Observatory, Cork

Age group: Best for Transition Year, 5th and 6th Year

To book contact: or call 021 4326120