Free STEM workshops on offer at Limerick IT ahead of Leaving Cert

Jess Casey

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Jess Casey

The workshops on offer are aimed at helping leaving cert students reach their full potential in STEM subjects

The workshops on offer are aimed at helping leaving cert students reach their full potential in STEM subjects

FREE Leaving Cert revision seminars in Maths and Chemistry are on offer at the Limerick Institute of Technology (LIT) ahead of the state exams in June. 

The workshops on offer are aimed at helping leaving cert students reach their full potential in STEM subjects, which are seen key to many career opportunities in the Mid-West.

STEM subjects are ‘central’ to Innovation 2020, Ireland’s strategy for research and development, according to LIT president Professor Vincent Cunnane. 

“Many students are dissuaded from taking up subjects such as maths and chemistry, as there is a perception that they are particularly difficult to master,” he said. 

“We at LIT maintain that these subjects open up students to a range of exciting careers, and believe every student should have the best possible chance to excel in these subjects if they so wish.” 

“To this end, we are providing free workshops in our Moylish Campus to assist students as they prepare for their leaving cert exams in Mathematics, ordinary and higher level, and Organic Chemistry.”

“Graduates in these disciplines help to drive innovation and enterprise, and have played a significant part in the growth in our economy, particularly in this region,” he added.

The free workshops will begin on Tuesday May 8 and will run from 7pm to 9pm. 

Dr. Maria Sheehan will guide students through questions on Organic Chemistry preparations for the Leaving Certificate papers,  both Higher and Ordinary.

The Mathematics workshops on May 14 and May 15 will focus on particular strands of the Leaving Certificate curriculum and will be facilitated by Dr Maura Clancy, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at LIT.

Another Mathematics workshop on May 14 will focus on higher level maths and more specifically Strand 5 Section 2, calculus, while on May 15 the Mathematics ordinary level workshop will look at Strand 4, algebra.

Pre-booking is essential for all three workshops, as places are limited.

Booking details are available at www.lit.ie/revision.