STEM South West is back for its fifth year, this time taking over Cork City Hall on Wednesday November 22nd from 4pm to 8pm. Event organisers are calling on secondary students, their parents and teachers to join them for an exciting afternoon journey within the world of STEM.
To maintain Ireland’s position as a leading global hub for tech, pharma, medtech, engineering and bioscience industries, STEM South West seek to inspire at least 20% of the 916,000 children and young learners in Irish schools to consider a career in STEM. In support of that effort, it is joining forces with industry and education partners on this live showcase event.
Visitors will get to explore exhibits from some of the biggest employers in the country, including Johnson & Johnson, DePuy Synthes, Gilead Sciences, Plas Engineering, MTU, UCC, Analog, Horner, PepsiCo, Astellas, and many more. The impact of previous events has been noteworthy, with 9 out of 10 students expressing an increased interest in pursuing a career in STEM after attending the event
During the event launch, Marguerite O’Sullivan, Chair, STEM South West said, “The work that STEM South West is doing is necessary to ensure that our current STEM industry base is secure, that companies continue to locate in Ireland, that our start-ups and SMEs are given the opportunity to thrive, and that the students of today are given the skills to tackle the global challenges of tomorrow. STEM South West is driving a collective response to this – by showcasing the incredible range of opportunities that the STEM sector has to offer across the South West.”
Teachers and Guidance Counsellors will have a dedicated section at the event, where they can learn first hand about the career options now available in the STEM sector in this region.