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# stem - Tuesday 8 December, 2020

Top marks for Irish pupils as they score highest across the EU in maths
# Top Of The Class
# Top Of The Class

Top marks for Irish pupils as they score highest across the EU in maths

Dec 8th 2020, 12:21 PM 24,872 Views 28 Comments

Ireland was among 33 countries to participate in the international study at both levels.

# stem - Wednesday 15 January, 2020

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

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

Jan 15th 2020, 11:24 AM 502 Views 0 Comments

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
# STEM
# STEM

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

Dec 28th 2018, 6:00 PM 12,950 Views 7 Comments

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
# Study
# Study

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

Feb 18th 2018, 10:30 AM 237,000 Views 89 Comments

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
# Education
# Education

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

Feb 7th 2018, 12:19 PM 14,065 Views 66 Comments

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'
# STEM
# STEM

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

Sep 17th 2017, 8:30 PM 25,878 Views 5 Comments

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
# Cao-2017
# Cao-2017

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

Aug 21st 2017, 6:00 AM 36,847 Views 17 Comments

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
# BT Young Scientist
# BT Young Scientist

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

Apr 26th 2017, 3:00 PM 10,838 Views 62 Comments

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
# Education
# Education

Computer Science is going to be a Leaving Cert subject

Nov 24th 2016, 8:47 AM 17,554 Views 69 Comments

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
# Column
# Column

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

Jul 19th 2015, 12:00 PM 871 Views 11 Comments

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'
# Unconscious Bias
# Unconscious Bias

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

Jun 21st 2015, 9:30 AM 12,491 Views 88 Comments

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
# Into Orbit
# Into Orbit

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

Jun 14th 2015, 7:15 PM 7,115 Views 4 Comments

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?
# Bridging The Gap
# Bridging The Gap

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

Jun 13th 2015, 8:30 PM 14,828 Views 65 Comments

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
# Codebreakers
# Codebreakers

More fascinating than fiction: The women codebreakers of WWII

Apr 22nd 2015, 9:15 PM 1,344 Views 31 Comments

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?
# Young Scientist
# Young Scientist

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

Jan 5th 2015, 9:13 AM 11,147 Views 35 Comments

We’ll find out later this week.

# stem - Thursday 18 December, 2014

Stereotypes could be holding students back from embracing STEM courses
# CAO
# CAO

Stereotypes could be holding students back from embracing STEM courses

Dec 18th 2014, 9:00 PM 9,424 Views 30 Comments

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
# Research
# Research

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

Nov 5th 2014, 6:30 AM 5,967 Views 7 Comments

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?
# Graduates
# Graduates

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

Aug 25th 2014, 8:00 PM 25 Views 13 Comments

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
# Women In Tech
# Women In Tech

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

Jun 29th 2014, 7:30 PM 101 Views 74 Comments

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
# Leaving Cert

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

Jun 3rd 2014, 1:00 PM 438 Views 38 Comments

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
# Tech Week
# Tech Week

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

Apr 27th 2014, 8:40 AM 6,646 Views 8 Comments

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
# Science
# Science

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

Mar 5th 2014, 8:00 AM 154 Views 13 Comments

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
# Research
# Research

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

Feb 19th 2014, 10:36 AM 16,437 Views 30 Comments

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?
# Girls Interrupted
# Girls Interrupted

Column: Can girls STEM the tide of emigration?

Feb 19th 2014, 7:00 AM 137 Views 29 Comments

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
# Thanks Mam
# Thanks Mam

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

Feb 1st 2014, 6:53 PM 11,539 Views 46 Comments

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
# Virtual Reality
# Virtual Reality

Stem controllers brings wireless motion tracking to gaming

Jan 7th 2014, 11:00 PM 11,317 Views 9 Comments

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
# Edit
# Edit

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

Oct 19th 2013, 5:30 PM 5,653 Views 7 Comments

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
# CAO
# CAO

CAO offers: the main points

Aug 20th 2012, 10:16 AM 15,166 Views 10 Comments

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