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Down Pupils And Interns Take Their Seats At B/E Aerospace For High Flying Careers

Interns at B/E Aerospace in Kilkeel, where around a third of the world’s commercial aircraft seating is manufactured, have been giving local school pupils an unusual insight into the world of work. The Interns who are currently on Student or Graduate placements with the company, worked with Business in the…

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Rogers Calls For Increase In Female Representation In STEM Sector

SDLP Education Spokesperson Seán Rogers MLA has highlighted the under-representation of women in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) sector. Speaking in the NI Assembly chamber today, Mr Rogers said this failing requires a cross-departmental approach to remedy and that information should be available to girls at early stages…

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Rogers Says STEM Must Be Curriculum Priority

SDLP Education Spokesperson Seán Rogers, South Down  MLA, has urged the Assembly to prioritise STEM (Science, Engineering, Technology & Mathematics) education in future curriculums. Speaking in the Assembly chamber today Mr Rogers said: “The primary school experience is the essential foundation of our children’s learning and while we have ‘The World…

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STEM Qualifications Critical To Development Of Economy Says O’Dowd

Education Minister John O’Dowd has outlined to the Assembly the importance of STEM subjects within the school curriculum. Speaking during a debate on the issue, the Minister said: “I absolutely recognise the importance to our economy and society of having young people familiar with and qualified in STEM subjects. “My…

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Rogers Says North Must Embrace STEM Education Opportunities

SDLP Education Spokesperson Seán Rogers MLA, a former headmaster, has said that the North must wake up to the opportunities of STEM education or face being left behind in a global economy. Mr Rogers was speaking after visiting the BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition in Dublin where a number…

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Year 10 St Mary’s High School Pupils At STEM Seminar

Year 10 pupils at St Mary’s High School in Downpatrick enjoy as challenging STEM session with Sentinel facillitator Pat Jenison and teacher Ms Louise O’Prey in preparation for examening future career options. The session involved team-building, problem-solving and they had to build a small car on the theme of renewable…

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Principal Urges More Students To Opt For STEM Higher Education Courses

With many students across the province receiving their A level results, Mr. Ken Webb, Principal of South Eastern Regional College, is strongly encouraging students to consider enrolling onto a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math’s) course at their local College. Mr Webb has also expressed concern about the low enrolment…

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SERC Ignite Interest in STEM

Recently the South Eastern Regional College (SERC) hosted a seminar showcasing how businesses can support local schools to ignite interest in STEM – Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths – and bring the world of work into extracurricular activities. First, delegates were welcomed by SERC Principal and Chief Executive Ken Webb…

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Down High Pupil Wins Sentinus Young Innovators Competition

John Neill, a Year 11 student at Down High School, was named the Overall Winner of the Intel/ ISEF Award at Sentinus Young Innovators last week. John’s project, Fone2 Find, was awarded top prize from over 400 other entries in the age range 11-19. He is one of the youngest…

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