Friday, October 15, 2021

The Johnson and Johnson (J&J) WiSTEM2D programme is open to female students of Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, Manufacturing and Design subjects entering their 2nd or 3rd year of studies 2021/2022 within the University of Limerick. The J&J WiSTEM2D programme provides a range of initiatives including mentoring, site tours, workshops, and a bursary. 

WiSTEM2D stands for Women in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, Manufacturing and Design. Through the initiative Johnson & Johnson support and inspire girls and women in their pursuit of STEM2D studies and careers globally. 

Why participate?  

The aim of the WiSTEM2D Undergraduate programme is to inspire and support more women to pursue a career in STEM after university and increase female representation in the STEM2D workforce. 

J&J WiSTEM2D Award enables students to contribute to a project that aims to empower women in STEM, facilitates networking opportunities and provides career mentoring. Several past award recipients' have had their WiSTEM2D projects accepted to an international conference. Some recipients were also awarded conference scholarships. Every year J&J publicise the program in the media, successful recipients will be part of that, acting as ambassadors. 

Jessica Dino is an aspiring astronaut, who participated in the WiSTEM2D programme in UL in 2018.

“Being accepted into the WiSTEM2D programme at UL was a pivotal step in my STEM career. I was very interested in hands-on work in a very technical and fast-paced environment and with the support of a Johnson & Johnson mentor, I received guidance on what careers I could go into that aligned with my goals and grow as an engineer. Upon completing my Electronic and Computer Engineering graduate degree, I was given the opportunity to interview for a graduate role and joined the company as an Automation Engineer at Johnson & Johnson Vision. During my free time, I am working on Citizen-Science projects backed by NASA, participate in analogue astronaut missions and one day, would love to fulfil my ambition to become an astronaut.”   

How to apply?    

From today applications will be accepted up to the 18th of October 2021 at 11:49pm.   

Complete the application form at the following link: Application form 

Please note that you will need to be signed into your student account to fill out the form.  

Applications will be shortlisted, and successful shortlisted candidates will be invited for interview.   

Further information