Discover Science & Engineering (DSE) which is managed by Science Foundation Ireland, aims to increase interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) among students, teachers and members of the public.
Our mission is to contribute to Irelandís continued growth and development as a society that has an active and informed interest and involvement in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
Overall DSE objectives are to increase the numbers of students studying the physical sciences and mathematics, promote a positive attitude to careers in STEM and to foster a greater understanding of science and its value to Irish society.
For more information visit http://www.discover-science.ie
Elva Bannon "I’m part of a team inventing something new that has the potential to provide clean renewable energy"
Cian O'Mahony "After studying science, I did a one-year Higher Diploma in Education in UCC. This involved studying the theory of educational practice as well as having practical work experience"
Deirdre Kelleghan "Giving talks in libraries, schools and arts centers to thousands of children each year is very satisfying"
Dave McDonald "For astronomy, a yearning for answering the unanswered questions is a must. You also need to be dedicated and focused and not put off by the weather."
Caitriona Jackman "I work with data from the magnetometer on the Cassini spacecraft which is in orbit around the planet Saturn"
Shane Callanan "Engineers are the same all over the world. There are technical problems to solve, and we love to solve them!!!"
Karl Stanley "The purpose of technology is to automate the things that people are bad at, so they can spend more time doing things they are good at"
Sinead Kenny "The coolest thing of all is to hear that the device has worked and that the quality of life of patients has improved."
James Stewart "at the moment I am working with a group of young people, teaching them how to plan, shoot and edit a short film"
Brian O'Connor "It is very cool knowing that I play a role in the production of this drug coming to the market."