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# STEM - Wednesday 15 January, 2020

Ireland has talent, but when it comes to tech and science it needs to tackle gender imbalances

Ireland’s smart economy ambitions stem from its educated youth, it needs to be nurtured early

# STEM - Friday 28 December, 2018

This project by Westmeath students aims to help parents know when a smart toy has been hacked

They were inspired to conduct research in the smart toys after the number of controversies surrounding them in recent years.

# STEM - Sunday 18 February, 2018

'A gender equality paradox': Countries with more gender equality have fewer female STEM grads

The researchers believe this might be because countries with less gender equality often have little welfare support.

# STEM - Wednesday 7 February, 2018

Science, maths and languages: The plan to make Ireland's education the best in Europe

The government launched its Action Plan for Education today.

# STEM - Sunday 17 September, 2017

'During the boom, it felt like my company won the lottery. I knew it couldn't last'

As part of Fora’s How My Business Works series, our sister site profiles the Wexford firm behind Bricks 4 Kidz.

# STEM - Monday 21 August, 2017

The CAO points are out - but remember, don't panic

It’s the first set of offers since a new points system was introduced.

# STEM - Wednesday 26 April, 2017

It's 'too difficult': Why 40% of students say they didn't study science in college

Almost 80% of those who participated in the Young Scientist Exhibition went on to study science and/or technology in third-level education.

# STEM - Thursday 24 November, 2016

Computer Science is going to be a Leaving Cert subject

A new report has also stressed the importance of the quality of teaching in Science subjects.

# STEM - Sunday 19 July, 2015

We're getting children excited about outer space at an earlier age

My inner space nerd was delighted to be accepted onto the European Space Agency’s workshop for primary school teachers.

# STEM - Sunday 21 June, 2015

'If a woman comes out and criticises the gaming industry, all of a sudden we're censors'

While the gaming industry is making progress, the response women get in the field is still something that needs work.

# STEM - Sunday 14 June, 2015

Why science and space exploration needs more than those with a degree

They may seem like areas that require a lot of knowledge and training, but the reality isn’t as black or white as that.

# STEM - Saturday 13 June, 2015

Could coding in schools help solve a major problem in the sector?

The reasons for teaching it in schools goes far beyond just getting a job.

# STEM - Wednesday 22 April, 2015

More fascinating than fiction: The women codebreakers of WWII

A closer look at the women cryptographers who were instrumental in the Allied war effort against the Nazis.

# STEM - Monday 5 January, 2015

Just how much bacteria is in Ireland's holy water fonts?

We’ll find out later this week.

# STEM - Thursday 18 December, 2014

Stereotypes could be holding students back from embracing STEM courses

New research shows students biggest concern is fitting in at third-level.

# STEM - Wednesday 5 November, 2014

Women now have 1.7 million more reasons to get involved in science

Ten women have been awarded funding by Science Foundation Ireland.

# STEM - Monday 25 August, 2014

Opinion: Will the push to encourage more science and technology graduates be worth it?

There has been a series of initiatives put in place to encourage interest in STEM subjects for school leavers; will the effort be rewarded with good jobs?

# STEM - Sunday 29 June, 2014

Opinion: The gender gap remains in tech and science – and it's hurting companies

Investors are missing a trick by not investing in women; if the whole tech and investment community were to work together we could create fantastic companies and jobs.

# STEM - Tuesday 3 June, 2014

Opinion: Have a positive impact on Ireland’s society and economy – choose a STEM career

Leaving Cert students: consider courses in science, technology, engineering and maths. They’ll give you transferable, mobile skills that are needed in almost every sector.

# STEM - Sunday 27 April, 2014

42,000 people to take part in first Tech Week Ireland event

The event aims to encourage both primary and secondary school students to consider a career in IT and technology.

# STEM - Wednesday 5 March, 2014

Column: Unlike many of my peers, I was given the amazing opportunity to work at CERN

There is no public scientific institution its equal to CERN – yet young Irish people continue to be excluded from it, writes James Casey.

# STEM - Wednesday 19 February, 2014

Want €175k? Good news if you're a woman scientist

Currently only 26 per cent of researchers in science, technology, engineering or maths subjects are women – and SFI is trying to change this.

Column: Can girls STEM the tide of emigration?

Misconceptions about science, technology, engineering and mathematics are dissuading girls from taking them as subjects – doing a disservice to them and wider society, writes Dr Kirsten Foy.

# STEM - Saturday 1 February, 2014

Old fashioned parents failing to encourage daughters to study science and tech

A survey found parents are key influencers in a students’ subject and career choice but most of them think men are better at these jobs.

# STEM - Tuesday 7 January, 2014

Stem controllers brings wireless motion tracking to gaming

The STEM controllers can track the movement of your legs, arms and head and reproduce them in-game.

# STEM - Saturday 19 October, 2013

Wikipedia 'edit-a-thon' tries to increase representation of women there

Many high-profile women from the science, tech, engineering and maths fields have little or no profile on the contributor-generated online encyclopaedia.

# STEM - Monday 20 August, 2012

CAO offers: the main points

STEM is the new acronym of the day, standing for the popular-again subjects of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.