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STEM Programme To Be Expanded For Disadvantaged Communities

Maynooth University is expanding the programme, in collaboration with Microsoft Ireland, Science Foundation Ireland and the Department of Education

Maynooth University has announced the new initiative to increase career opportunities in Science, Engineering, Technology and Maths (STEM) for second-level education children in socially disadvantaged areas. 

In collaboration with Microsoft Ireland, Science Foundation Ireland and the Department of Education, Maynooth University have announced the STEM Passport for Inclusion programme is to be extended nationwide and will include a further 5,000 students.

The announcement of the national expansion of the scheme took place during the 2023 STEM Passport for Inclusion graduation, which took place at Maynooth University.

The scheme was created two years, with the aim to provide students with a pathway to progress into third-level education and gain a STEM qualification. 

Since its launch, 1,250 students have participated. 

 

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