STEM subjects top choice for Limerick students

first_imgFacebook Linkedin Limerick social entrepreneurs honoured for their work in response to covid-19 NewsEducationSTEM subjects top choice for Limerick studentsBy John Keogh – August 29, 2014 735 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Advertisement Students in Limerick colleges to benefit from more than €1.5M funding to assist with online learning Twitter  RESEARCH into the subject and career choices of students across Ireland has revealed that 76 per cent of secondary school students in Limerick believe that science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) subjects offer the best career opportunities.In addition the survey, which was commissioned by BT, organiser of the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition, revealed that more than 78 per cent of secondary school students in Limerick plan to study a STEM subject at third level.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The survey was conducted through Facebook and Twitter, and completed by more than 1,000 students aged from under 13 to 18.The survey also revealed 76 per cent of students in Limerick say that STEM subjects are promoted in their schools, with 82 per cent believing that boys and girls are encouraged equally to study STEM subjects.Entrepreneurship and a career in technology also topped the list for Limerick students with 59 per cent saying they would most prefer Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg’s job.Interestingly only 16 per cent of students in Limerick would like the job of US President, with even fewer -10 per cent – opting for the glamorous, if somewhat controversial lifestyle of entertainer, Miley Cyrus.The 2015 BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition will take place in the RDS, Dublin from January 7 to 10 2015; the closing date for entries is October 1. Limerick schools urged to get involved in STEM challenge center_img Print TAGSBT Young Scientisteducation WhatsApp Email Previous articleNeville calls for de-stigmatisation of mental illnessesNext articleA gigantic policing plan John Keogh Changes to the Student Support Scheme for people living in Direct Provision Education and Training Board serves up award winning standards Consultation process on a new action plan for apprenticeship launchedlast_img read more