A great way for your class to learn about what it’s like to work in science and engineering is to arrange a talk by someone working in the field.
Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) strongly encourages outreach by SFI funded researchers to advance public understanding of science and engineering.
You can arrange a free visit to your primary or secondary school by a principal investigator, PhD student or another members of their research team. They can talk about their own research as well as more general science and engineering topics, and it’s a great way to find out about various careers in science today.
The STEPS team at Engineers Ireland also arranges hundreds of free school visits each year. They link up volunteer engineers with local schools, in engaging presentations for Junior or Senior Cycle students about these dynamic, growing sectors.
Read about the Smart Futures initiative, which aims to stimulate an interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) as a potential career option and to influence subject choices at second and third level.