Published on Wednesday28thJune2017

Tánaiste announces winners of Discover Science and Maths Awards

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Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald with Dr Ruth Freeman, Director of Strategy & Communications Science Foundation of Ireland and pupils from St Brigid's Girls National School Palmerstown

Tánaiste and Jobs Minister Frances Fitzgerald today announced 593 primary schools nationwide that have received a Science Foundation Ireland Discover Science and Maths Award. The programme aims to increase interest in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) among primary school students and teachers.
Speaking about the announcement, the Tánaiste said:

I am delighted to congratulate these young students and their teachers on this wonderful achievement. The Science Foundation Ireland Discover Science and Maths Awards guide and inspire the next generation of inventors, problem solvers and creative thinkers. I am confident these students will lead the way and continue to make us proud in the future.

Minister of State for Training, Skills, Innovation, Research and Development, John Halligan said:

It is fantastic to see the hard work put into achieving these Science Foundation Ireland awards by so many schools. The programme plays an important role in fostering innovation and motivating our young people to explore careers in these areas. STEM skills are crucial to the success of our economy and the betterment of society, so I’m delighted to see so many children getting involved.

For more information about the Discover Science and Maths Awards and the DPSM programme, visit