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

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

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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