WHAT IS STEM

The term 'STEM' groups together the subjects of:

SCIENCE

TECHNOLOGY

ENGINEERING

MATHEMATICS

The manufacturing and knowledge based industries involving STEM subjects will play an important role in developing the Northern Ireland economy. These skills will enhance our ability to create new opportunities both at home and abroad.

Useful Links

www.nicurriculum.org.uk 

www.wisecampaign.org.uk

www.equalfuturz.net

www.abpischools.org.uk

www.enginuity.org.uk

www.engineergirl.org

www.etrust.org.uk

www.careersserviceni.com

www.planet-science.com

 

STEM RELATED SUBJECTS

Science, Construction, Technology and Design, Health Science, Food Science, Engineering, Geology, Environmental Sciences, Home Economics, Manufacturing, Mathematics, Psychology, Horticulture/Agriculture, ICT.

 

WHY STEM?

The Government has identified the promotion of STEM as a national priority. They have pledged to increase the number of students studying STEM subjects at graduate and post graduate level by 25%.

Industry and research need experts who can use their knowledge of STEM in new and creative ways. The whole world is on your doorstep.

 

Did you know?

  • 75% of the fastest growing occupations require substantial STEM skills.
  • Studying STEM subjects often leads to: excellent job prospects, high earning potential, variety and challenge, opportunities to travel, the chance to make a real difference to a sustainable future.
  • STEM graduates are and will continue to be in high demand.

SOME POTENTIAL STEM CAREERS

Environmental Scientist, Microbiologist, Electrician, Film Producer, Mechanic, Climate Analyst, Computer Game Developer, Renewable Energy Inventor, Hybrid Car Designer, Wind Turbine Engineer, Sound and Light Engineer, Transport & Logistics Manager, Biomedical Scientist, Food technologist, Pharmacist/Pharmacy Technician, Software Designers, Nurse, Sports Psychologist, Material Scientist, Civil Engineer, Textile Dryers, Fashion Designer, Vet, Doctor, Sports Turf Manager, Perfumers, Dentist, Carpenter, Nutritionist, Gas Engineer.

 

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