Friday June 5, 2020

Young Scientist: Skilling-up Ireland with STEM subjects

Last month it was revealed that the highest number of maths students ever sat the higher-level paper - 22.1 per cent compared to 15.8 per cent last year.

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The winning team 'SmartPipe' at the BT Young Scientist Business Bootcamp, a recent addition to the event that encourages entrepreneurial skills.

Last month it was revealed that the highest number of maths students ever sat the higher-level paper - 22.1 per cent compared to 15.8 per cent last year - a positive indicator that at least one initiative to increase the uptake of science and maths is working.

This was good news for a government that has identified STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) at third level as a vital stepping-stone towards re-building the economy.

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