Author Archives: Jenny Dempsey

Ellen: schools website launch

The Ellen schools website is officially launched today, with content specifically developed as research resources for school students interested in entering the competition to name Ireland’s new Supercomputer.

  • Interesting, engaging, and informative material
  • separate pages for primary and secondary school students
  • summaries of useful information, great photos and illustrations
  • at secondary level, links to more research resources.

The timing is good. The launch is in an important week for women, between International Women’s Day and Mothering Sunday/ Mother’s Day. Ellen is a significant scientist at an international level in her very specialist field of botany – that of the non-flowering plants called cryptogams. Ellen was also a devoted carer for her elderly and ill mother, looking after her at Ballylickey for nearly ten years.

The Ellen Hutchins Festival team is delighted to launch this new Ellen schools website and thanks UCC Library for its contribution to the costs. You can access the site from here. Enjoy!

The Supercomputer Naming Competition has a deadline for voting of 12 noon on Friday 20th April. To enter the competition see nameourcomputer.ichec.ie.