Limerick Institute of Technology (LIT) is offering free leaving cert revision seminars to Maths and Chemistry students ahead of the state examination this June.
The seminars, which are in the form of workshops, are aimed at helping leaving cert students reach their full potential in these STEM subjects which are key to many career opportunities in the mid west.
LIT President, Professor Vincent Cunnane, described STEM subjects as central to Innovation 2020 - Ireland’s strategy for Research and Development, Science and Technology.
“The strategy highlights the importance of excellence in STEM Education. 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 said.
“It is the quality of our education in these subjects at both second and third level that contributes significantly to attracting Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) and provides an active ecosystem for indigenous start-ups here in the mid west.”
“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. 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,” added Prof Cunnane.
“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.”
The free workshops will begin on Tuesday May 8, from 7pm to 9pm. Dr. Maria Sheehan, an experienced chemistry and science teacher 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.
The 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 here.