Friday June 5, 2020

'We're still doing a bad job selling STEM'

New numbers from BT on students being put off science subjects aren't surprising but they are alarming, writes Emmet Ryan

Emmet Ryan

Technology Correspondent

27th April, 2017
'Communication key to encouraging students to take up science.' Pic:

Naturally, as with such a launch, the organisers decided to ask a heap of students about their thoughts on STEM in general. The results were, to no-one who has been paying attention's surprise, utterly alarming.

The study of 500 third-level students was about how second-level affected their choices on what to study and work in later on. While not an optimal number - this house would rather a minimum of 1,000 - a number as...

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