For many students, a love of science, technology, engineering and maths, begins with an inspirational teacher – one that encourages them to explore, investigate and experience STEM first hand.

Teachers can play a huge role in showing students that STEM is for everyone!

What can you do?

Too many students miss opportunities in the science, engineering or the tech sector because they have no idea what kind of work people in this area do, or don’t see beyond negative stereotypes.

You can help your students see how creative, fun and exciting STEM subjects can be and open their eyes to the extraordinary opportunities that there are for them to make a difference to the world around them in the future.

CHALLENGE misconceptions about careers in STEM. Stereotypes can prevent students from seeing that there’s something for everyone in the STEM sector. If you are teaching girls, ensure you give them access to female roles models and support their interests.

HELP your students to open their eyes to the vast choice of exciting career paths and opportunities in the STEM sector.

ENCOURAGE students to explore these opportunities so they can make informed choices for their future and let them know about events and activities they can get involved in.

Follow the links below to find some useful resources to encourage STEM in the classroom:

STEM festivals and events


Teaching Resources

Careers Resources

Questions about Garda Vetting?

As per the legislation, as outlined in the National Vetting Bureau (Children and Vulnerable Persons) Act, our volunteers are unpaid, one-off guest speakers and always stay in the supervision of a teacher. In accordance with the Act, they do not require vetting. More information can be found on the Education.ie FAQ, (point 12, page 8).

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