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DIT features in Irish Independent STEM Supplement

Posted: 9 November, 2017

The Irish Independent has published a STEM supplement in association with Technological Higher Education Association (THEA) of which DIT is a member.

Closing the Gender Gap - a story about a DIT mentoring programme features in today's STEM Supplement - L-R: Edith Blennerhasset (Arup), Min Pan, Amy McSweeney, Nusiba Lawgli, Chloe Conlon (Schneider Electric), Leslie Shoemaker (DIT), Caitlin McDonnell (Arup), Samantha Manseras and Margaux Plus

"Ireland’s technological sector is thriving. Today, talented STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) researchers, graduates and workers are driving Ireland’s innovation and competitiveness with new ideas and companies. However, to match their dynamism, new infrastructure and approaches are needed within higher level education." Says Professor Brian Norton in today's Irish Independent STEM Supplement published in association with THEA. 

The THEA Irish Independent STEM Supplement features case studies/research projects by Ireland’s Institutes of Technology in areas such as ICT, manufacturing, food and medical devices. These are stories examples of the impact possible after years of investment from the scientific research community – showing that society reaps many benefits from excellent research, some of which may occur immediately, while others may develop over a number of years.

The supplement features a range of articles from DIT about topics such as cold plasma research and an article called ''Closing the Gender Gap'', a piece about a unique mentorship programme for female students in Engineering in DIT Kevin Street, which pairs students with professional women mentors from Arup and Schneider Electric.

Read these stories and more in today's Irish Independent STEM Supplement