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# stem - This year 2022

Young Scientist winners take top prize at EU contest
# Eureka
# Eureka

Young Scientist winners take top prize at EU contest

Sep 17th 2022, 5:30 PM 33,664 Views 15 Comments

Aditya Kumar and Aditya Joshi took first prize at the European Union Contest for Young Scientists.

# stem - All time

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 24,920 Views 28 Comments

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

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 521 Views 0 Comments

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

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 12,974 Views 7 Comments

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

'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 249,196 Views 89 Comments

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

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 14,108 Views 66 Comments

The government launched its Action Plan for Education today.

'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 25,894 Views 5 Comments

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

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 36,931 Views 17 Comments

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

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 10,946 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.

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 17,582 Views 69 Comments

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

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 985 Views 11 Comments

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

'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 12,513 Views 88 Comments

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

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 7,131 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.

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 14,856 Views 65 Comments

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

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 1,629 Views 31 Comments

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

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 11,177 Views 35 Comments

We’ll find out later this week.

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 9,557 Views 30 Comments

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

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 5,980 Views 7 Comments

Ten women have been awarded funding by Science Foundation Ireland.

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 46 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?

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 121 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.

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 481 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.

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 6,657 Views 8 Comments

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

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 192 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.

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 16,471 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 174 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.

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 11,574 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 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 11,331 Views 9 Comments

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

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 5,673 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.

CAO offers: the main points
# CAO
# CAO

CAO offers: the main points

Aug 20th 2012, 10:16 AM 15,189 Views 10 Comments

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