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Teachers Acknowledged As Vital Stem “Gatekeepers” At Launch Of I Wish And DCU Initiatives


I Wish has released its annual survey of more than 2,200 Transition Year students, which shows secondary school girls and their teachers still don’t know enough about STEM subjects and the careers that can follow.

Key findings include:

  • 59%  of girls say they don’t know enough about STEM
  • 93% of teachers say self-belief in girls’ own ability is a major challenge to STEM promotion in schools
  • 90% of teachers want to see workshops for girls to enhance resilience and confidence
  • The more STEM-related events a girl attends, the more likely she is to choose STEM subjects to Leaving Cert level and beyond.

 Eleven thousand Transition Year girls have already experienced the I Wish showcase. This year, another six thousand will be introduced to the vast number of opportunities STEM has to offer.

View the findings of our 2018 Survey report here.

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UL Campus Week

We are delighted to announce that UL will be running an interactive 5-day hands-on programme that will allow you to immerse yourself in all that is great in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) via applied and practical interactive workshops, site visits and demonstrations. The programme will run from January 14th-19th 2019. Registration will open at a later date and early registration is advised.

For further details, contact Sinéad Burke, macsi@ul.ie, or call 061-213013.

 
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DCU Report

DCU Report

The new DCU report on STEM and the various opportunities that it brings has been released. The report outlines how science, technology, and engineering are transforming careers and lives. To download the report, click on the link below.

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