Our Founder Tracey-Jane Cassidy, Finalist for STEM Woman of the Year Award 2023 in Ireland

At Junior Einsteins Science Club, we are thrilled to share some truly exceptional news with our community. Our founder, Tracey-Jane Cassidy, has been named a finalist for the esteemed STEM Woman of the Year Award 2023 in Ireland. This honour is a testament to her outstanding commitment, remarkable achievements, and unwavering dedication to advancing science education among young children.

A Passion for Young Minds

One of the cornerstones of Tracey-Jane Cassidy’s work and her vision for  Junior Einsteins Science Club is her deep passion for nurturing young minds in the world of science. She firmly believes that early exposure to science and hands-on learning experiences can ignite a lifelong curiosity and love for STEM subjects. Through our hands-on , fun, messy, interactive  programs, she has dedicated herself to making this vision a reality.

Speaking at the United Nations

Tracey-Jane Cassidy’s impact extends beyond our local community. Her advocacy for science education for children has taken her to some of the world’s most prominent stages. She had the remarkable opportunity to speak at the United Nations, New York where she highlighted the importance of early STEM education and the role it plays in shaping the future of our world at International Women and Girls in Science Day.

During her address at the United Nations, she emphasised the need for global collaboration to ensure that all children, regardless of their background or location, have access to quality STEM education. She passionately stated, “Our goal is to empower all children to become ‘Junior Einsteins,’ to foster their natural curiosity, and to equip them with the skills they need to thrive in an increasingly complex and ever-changing world.”

Dedication and Determination

Tracey-Jane Cassidy’s journey has been characterised by her steadfast determination to bridge the gap in STEM education. She believes that every child deserves the opportunity to explore, experiment, and discover the wonders of science. Her tireless efforts, innovative programs, and unwavering commitment have touched the lives of countless children, inspiring them to dream big and reach for the stars.

Honoured and Elated

Upon learning of her nomination and becoming a finalist for the STEM Woman of the Year Award 2023 in Ireland, Tracey-Jane Cassidy shared her feelings of appreciativeness . She sees this recognition not only as a personal achievement but as a validation of her mission to bring the world of science to young children.

In her own words, Tracey-Jane said, “I am thrilled and appreciative to be named a finalist for this prestigious award. It is a reflection of the incredible work we are doing at Junior Einsteins Science Club to make STEM education accessible and engaging for all children. I am grateful for the opportunity to advocate for science on a global stage and to work towards a future where every child has the chance to become a ‘Junior Einstein.’ We could not do this without the dedication and commitment  of our brilliant Junior Einsteins franchise owner operators who are working hard bringing a passion of science and learning through the  STEM education of young children.’

What Lies Ahead

As we eagerly await the STEM Woman of the Year Award ceremony on 26th October , the Junior Einsteins Science Club team remains steadfast in its support of Tracey-Jane Cassidy’s vision. Her dedication to empowering young minds and her commitment to bringing science to all corners of the world make her a shining example of excellence in STEM education.

We extend our heartfelt congratulations to Tracey-Jane Cassidy for her well-deserved nomination and wish her the best of luck in the upcoming awards ceremony. Together, we will continue to work towards a future where all children have the opportunity to be ‘Junior Einsteins’ and to shape a brighter tomorrow through the wonders of science. Stay tuned for more updates as we celebrate this remarkable achievement and journey forward with enthusiasm and excitement.


Tracey Jane Cassidy MA MSc ; achieved a Masters Degree in Natural Science ( Botany) Trinity College Dublin, an MSC in Medical Microbiology from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and a certificate in Negotiation Mastery from Harvard Business School.