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Mayo Social Inclusion Awareness Week (MSIAW) will take place from Monday October 15 to Sunday October 21.
Roisin Molloy, from Oughterard, studying Chemical and Biochemical Engineering at UL, is a student on Johnson and Johnson’s WiSTEM2D (Women in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, Manufacturing, and Design) programme and is one of a group of four students who won an award at an International Women’s Day Conference called Press for Progress held in UL last week.
If you are interested in giving leadership to local teens in a voluntary capacity, why not sign up to Ballina’s Neighbourhood Youth Project. Established on Pearse Street in 1998, the youth project has provided wonderful services to local youth over the years and has, in recent times, been increasing its focus on STEM — science, technology, engineering, and maths — related initiatives.
Organisers of the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition, have suggested that Ireland needs to take an early, more rounded, approach to fostering an interest in STEM with students. This comes as this year’s Leaving Cert results show an increase, under the new marking scheme, of student securing top level marks in STEM subjects such as physics, chemistry, biology, technical graphics, and maths.
The Minister for Education has been called on to provide alternative support for children with special needs following cuts to special needs assistants which came into force last week.
Moving children with special needs into mainstream school classes is not only a bad move educationally, it will cost the State dearly, a local politician has warned.
A conference celebrating the lives and achievements of people with learning dissabilities took place in Loughrea last week. The conference titled Making it happen sought to recognize the achievements of disabled people in the East Galway region.
Primary schools face bankruptcy if the Government adopts the recommendations published in the An Bord Snip Nua report.