AbbVie is committed to leveraging its expertise in the field of
science and business practices to positively influence education in
the communities in which it has a presence. One key objective is
helping transform, promote and support STEM-related projects and
activities and AbbVie actively engages with schools, colleges and
industry partners to achieve this ambition.
AbbVie recently hosted a unique STEM-focused event in partnership
with The Irish Times. It explored how Irish industry,
educators, professional bodies and others stakeholders can work
together to deliver optimum engagement in STEM disciplines and help
steer our students to future success.
Roundtable workshop, organisations including Science Foundation
Ireland, Engineers Ireland, BioPharmaChem Ireland, PIER, IDA and
representatives of some of Ireland’s leading universities discussed
the current landscape of STEM in Ireland, reviewing the challenges and
opportunities that exist in this area.
AbbVie convened the event to discuss ways in which companies can
play a more prominent role in overcoming negative perceptions of STEM
amongst school-goers. AbbVie believes industry can help Irish students
better see the potential that undoubtedly exists for successful,
fulfilling careers utilising these disciplines in Ireland with
Some of the insights, recommendations and ideas raised at this
meeting are presented in our STEM Paths event video below and meeting report.