Google seeks applicants for education awards
Google is seeking Irish applicants for the 2013 Google Rise (Roots in Science and Engineering) awards which are designed to promote education in science, maths and computer science.
Google grants awards of $5,000 to $25,000 to organisations working with primary and secondary school students in these fields around the world.
The Centre for Academic Achievement at Dublin's DCU was one of 36 recipients of a Google Rise Award in 2012.
The Centre runs after-school classes in a university setting for bright primary school students from socio-economic disadvantaged areas. Each term, pupils from 32 local primary schools get the opportunity to study, for free, science, maths and engineering subjects delivered by specialised staff.
Niall Byrne, Pre-university Education Outreach Specialist at Google said: "I encourage all Irish organisations and institutions involved in promoting STEM and CS subjects to apply for a grant to assist the work they do.”
The closing date for applications is September 30th. More information [here](http://www.google.com/edu/rise/application.html).
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