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What is STEM?

Explore STEM careers

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Check out the drop down menu under 'What is STEM' in the above navigation table, to expore career information in the different STEM sectors of science, technology, engineering and maths and see our STEM career sheets: 

Working in Science

Working in Technology

Working in Maths

Did you know that nine of the top ten multinational technology companies in the world, including Google, Intel, Microsoft and IBM all have offices in Ireland? Did you know many of the world's top selling medicines are made here too? Not bad for a small island.

People working in STEM in Ireland are changing the face of the world we live in everyday, whether it is by making life-saving drugs and devices, researching new cures for cancer or creating new technologies that keep us healthier, safer and of course, entertain us! 

Explore and discover

Studying STEM subjects gives you a set of skills, such as critical thinking and problem solving, creativity and innovation, design and communications, all of which are highly valued by many different types of employers. Why not get out and take part in STEM events around the country to get a first-hand experience for yourself?

Read about the Science Foundation Ireland research on what influences a young persons study and career choices (2014). 

 Consider a fulfilling career in STEM and make a difference to our world. 

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Types of STEM careers

Nick Rankin

Product Support Engineer
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Shane Carr

Live QA Analyst
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Patrick Brophy

Quality Specialist
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Éanna Tiernan

Audit Assistant
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Prof. Laoise McNamara

Professor in Biomedical Engineering
Read her story

Dr. Tanya Levingstone

Lecturer in Biomedical Engineering
Read her story

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