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Podcast : Smart Futures- To boldly go: Choosing STEM in Ireland

Students and parents are being urged to consider Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (‘Stem’) subjects in school and at third level by some of Ireland’s most accomplished scientists and technologists. In a series of special podcasts hosted by Irish Independent technology editor Adrian Weckler in conjunction with Science Foundation Ireland (SFI), the range and depth of opportunities are discussed with a range of experts, including Dr Annie Curtis, pioneering research scientist on the human body clock and winner of the L'Oréal-Unesco Science 2017 Fellowship.

Dr Curtis explains how Stem has opened up to female students and urges those considering a scientific pursuit to follow their instincts.Adrian also interviews Dr Norah Patten, the Mayo woman who is training to be Ireland’s first astronaut, about how an interest in Stem subjects landed her in her dream job.Margie McCarthy, head of education and public engagement at Science Foundation Ireland, also answers a range of questions about what parents, teachers and kids can do to encourage a greater interest in Stem subjects.

The special podcast series comes at a seminal time for science, technology, engineering and maths in Ireland


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