An Inspiration to Learn

Clive Granger and Hannah McDonnell

Pictured (L-R) at the Institute of Technology, Tralee (IT, Tralee) today for the launch of Advocates for Teaching of Mathematics and Science (ATOMS) were Dublin Rose, Hannah McDonnell and Nobel Prize winning economist, Sir Clive Granger. The ATOMS programme is a Centre for Innovation in Distributed Systems (CIDS) at IT, Tralee initiative designed to offer support to National School teachers in making mathematics more enjoyable and relevant to primary school children.

Both were speakers at a special economics conference which took place at the Institute entitled, â¿¿ Is Forecasting Necessary? â¿¿

World renowned economic forecaster Sir Clive Granger was the keynote speaker at the conference.  He spoke of the journey to his Nobel Prize win and gave his expert view on the recession and the future of the Irish economy. Hannah spoke of her battle with severe learning difficulties, in the form of dyslexia and dyspraxia, to pass her Leaving Cert and earn an honours degree at third level. She is now Artistic Director of See-saw Theatre Company, a company of actors with learning difficulties.