Science and engineering ambassadors from Donegal aim to influence a new generation through school visits

  • Minister for Education and Skills, Joe McHugh TD, visits Inver primary school to launch a new national initiative promoting science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM)
  • Back to School for STEM is being rolled out by AbbVie, a Sligo-based business which features many Co Donegal employees in senior positions
  • The biopharmaceutical company is using the programme to inform teachers and students about the exceptional career opportunities that such qualifications can unlock
  • Research shows that many Irish students are not choosing to study STEM subjects at third level, largely due to negative perceptions of science
     

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Minister for Education and Skills, Joe McHugh TD, tries out an experiment with school principal Rory O'Donnell and  Frances Doherty, Robert Love and Caroline  of the global biopharmaceutical company AbbVie at a special educational event at St Naul’s National School in Inver, Donegal today.  (North West Newspix)