Smart Futures is about introducing young people to the world of working in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM). We want more students to learn about these exciting jobs and we need your help to do it!
We are inviting students across the country to create a project that investigates the life of someone working in STEM. It could be a short project on the life of an astronaut, a food scientist or a games developer! It could be a famous inventor or someone you know that works in STEM. You decide!
So, what do you have to do?
Simply choose the STEM career you want to research and pick the digital tools that you will use to present this information. You could make a webpage, an animation – even a slideshow or PowerPoint presentation. The competition is open to primary and secondary school students in Ireland and is will run until the end of August – so no excuses to be bored over the summer holidays!
Visit our terms and conditions page for all the details. You can also download a poster for your school from this page as well.
“But what’s in it for me?”
We have some great prizes on offer:
- Senior Cycle category (4th-6th year) - Win a Mircosoft Surface Tablet + a work experience opportunity with Microsoft
- Junior Cycle category (1st-3rd year) - Win a Microsoft Surface Tablet + a work experience opportunity with SAP
- Primary school category - A netbook + a science or technology speaker to come to your school
Need some inspiration to help you choose what STEM career to research? Check out our STEM Careers videos to see lots of different people talking about their jobs and what it’s like to work in science, technology and engineering.