Love Irish science? Here is the new 2016 'Little Book of Irish Science -100 things you should know'.
Students should not be put off by perceived negative stereotypes about what kind of people work in science and instead, should explore these diverse career areas for themselves.
On this website you can read lots of examples of science-related career stories (explore our STEM career pathsways section here) and watch videos to give you a better idea about what scientists do, what they study and where they can be found working. Check out information on new STEM-related apprenticeships.
How do I get involved?
- Science Week takes place from 12th - 19thh November 2017 all over Ireland, giving students, parents and teachers lots of opportunities to learn more about working in science and experience hands-on workshops, talks and shows.
- Get involved in the SciFest all Ireland secondary schools competition.
- Enter the Google Science Fair
- Get creative and enter the REELlife Science video competition
- Join in the fun online X Factor-style competition 'I'm a Scientist, Get Me Out Of Here!'
- Get your school involved in the 'Spectroscopy in a Suitcase' programme
- Check out the Festival of Curiosity
- Consider an after school science club (e.g. Walton Club)
Watch this full YouTube series about careers in science here.
Want to know more about industry?
Over 6,500 people work for the plastics sector in approx. 179 companies - find out more at http://www.plasticsireland.ie