Science, Jess Casey

Science, Jess Casey

Female pupils ‘don’t know enough about STEM subjects’

Female pupils ‘don’t know enough about STEM subjects’

11.9.2019

Female pupils ‘don’t know enough about STEM subjects’

Almost two-thirds of young women say they do not know enough about science, technology, engineering or maths (STEM) to pursue a career in those fields, despite growing investment in the sector.

“Year on year, the girls tell us that they want a career where they can help other people, or change the world for the better,” said Caroline O’Driscoll, one of the founding members of I WISH.

Caroline Fahey, a transition-year student from Holy Child School in Dublin who is involved with I WISH, said: “There are so many career choices out there but being able to find the right information and discovering the various career paths is not so easy.”

The principal of Holy Child School Caroline O’Brien said I Wish has been fantastic for their school as it helps students make the connection between STEM subjects and the range of careers that are open to them.

The 2020 I Wish Showcases take place in City Hall Corkon January 30 and 31 and the RDS on February 3 and 4.

Read more: Irish Examiner

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