Lero, the Irish Software Research Centre, is hosting an event on Monday 4th March, to celebrate International Women’s Day.

The event, focusing on Athena SWAN, aims to share information with

  • Computer Science departments in HEIs regarding applications specific to CS departments;
  • Lero and other research centre colleagues around the country about how they might apply with their department in a research centre context;
  • SFI research centres (Lero is the first research centre to apply for AS).


13:00-14:00 Lunch 

14:00-14:10 Prof Edmond Magner, Dean, Faculty of Science and Engineering, UL - Welcome

14:10-14:50 Prof. Ita Richardson, Lero & Dept of Computer Science and Information Systems, UL  – Athena Swan@CSIS/Lero: Completed application and actions (20 mins presentation + Q&A)

14:50-15:30 Dr Eilish Broderick, Head of Department – STEM, Institute of Technology Tralee – Getting started with AS: challenges and facilitators (20 mins presentation + Q&A)

15:30-15:50 JJ. Collins, Dept of Computer Science and Information Systems, UL  , UL – Example of one action: Strategically engaging second-level students in CS (10 mins presentation + Q&A)

15:50:16:00 Clare McInerney, Education and Outreach Manager, Lero - Close


Lero, Tierney Building, University of Limerick.

If you plan to attend, please e-mail edel.collins@lero.ie before 4pm, Monday, 25th February.