Regeneron advises students to focus on STEM subjects

first_imgTwitter Leaving Cert and Junior Cert orals and practical exams cancelled Previous articleTime for reparationNext articleScrap metal fire poses serious health risks Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news. Comment: NAPD on the cancellation of the Junior and Leaving Certificate Oral and Practical Exams Facebook STEPS Engineers Week kicking off in Limerick this weekend Regeneron’s Ed Keogh, Aidan Neville and Mike Lynch putting the finishing touches to the Learning Hub revamp.Students returning to school or starting their third level education should focus on technology and science subjects, a leading Limerick company has advised.Regeneron is highlighting the benefits of studying STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths) through its sponsorship of a local initiative, the Learning Hub (formerly St. Martin’s Centre) in Thomondgate. Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The company is Ireland’s largest scale bulk biologics production facility and is based in Raheen Business Park with more than 800 full time staff.Regeneron is actively committed to supporting STEM development in local education through various community initiatives. One of its key focuses has been its sponsorship of the Science Hub within the Learning Hub. This is the first initiative of its kind in Limerick and works with primary school children from fourth to sixth class, along with their teachers and parents, to deliver engaging and exciting experiences of STEM subjects.The Science Hub runs four main project strands which cover a range of age groups such as science magic shows, Science Hub school projects, Science Hub after-school and public engagement projects. This year’s Leaving Certificate results showed a five per cent increase in the numbers studying STEM subjects at higher level when compared to 2016, with more than one third of students sitting the higher-level Maths paper.Regeneron Vice President Fred Austin believes that STEM participation needs to increase even further to meet future demand nationally.“A proven way to encourage more participation is by ensuring students are exposed to STEM learning at a younger age. An increase in the number of students studying STEM subjects in school is of vital importance for Regeneron and companies within the STEM sector and also to ensure Ireland avoids a national skills shortage in these areas in the future”. “At Regeneron, we recognise the positive benefits of engaging with young people to encourage interest and a passion from an early age in the STEM sector. The Science hub allows primary school children to learn about science in a fun and engaging way that encourages imagination, intrigue and interest. Creating this curious mindset in young people is key to opening up a whole world of future opportunities.” As well as sponsoring the Science Hub, Regeneron’s Facilities team spent time over the summer giving the entire Learning Hub building and its grounds a complete revamp. Learning Hub chairperson Gillian Barry said, “Environment helps to shape behaviour, to uplift, motivate, engage and inspire. Thanks to Regeneron the Learning Hub is once again an inspiring yellow beacon of light right in the heart of the community”.Click here for more education news. Ahead of International Women in Engineering Day, Engineers Ireland calls for students to consider CAO options Limerick Post Show | Homemade tripods Advertisementcenter_img Email TAGSengineeringFred AustinGillian BarryLeaving CertificateMathsRaheen Business ParkRegeneronscienceScience HubSt Martin’s CentreSTEMTechnologythe Learning Hubthomondgate NewsEducationRegeneron advises students to focus on STEM subjectsBy Bernie English – August 29, 2018 7586 Linkedin WhatsApp Online registration for Leaving Certificate Calculated Grades opens Print RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

The Motet Announces Four Night New Year’s Run

first_imgColorado-based funk powerhouse The Motet has announced a four-night New Year’s run that will see them hit four different cities from December 28th-31st. On 12/28, the band will head to Minneapolis, MN’s Skyway Theatre, before heading to Milwaukee, WI for a performance at Turner Hall. Both shows will feature support from special guest PHO.Next, on 12/30, The Motet will make their way to Chicago for a show at The Aragon Ballroom with Umphrey’s McGee. Finally, the band will ring in the new year at Atlanta’s Variety Playhouse along with Roosevelt Collier Trio‘s “Jimi Does Funk” project.Check out the full details for the run in the poster below.The Motet is about to embark on a 20+ city Fall Tour presented by Live For Live Music. Keep an eye out for exclusive content like real-time updates from the road, live video footage, interviews, track premieres, show coverage, and more as the tour gets underway. For more information, visit the band’s website.last_img read more

Businessman advises students on leadership

first_imgA visiting entreprenuer said his true passion is promoting business careers that have a social impact. Dr. Mark Albion, one of the co- founders of Net Impact, a non-profit business focused on global student leadership, delivered the keynote address for the Greater Good Lecture Series at the Mendoza College of Business Friday. After watching his mother battle cancer and overcome a fatal diagnosis, he said he decided to seek out what his real purpose in life was. Throughout her battle, he said his mother continued to run her socially responsible textile mill. “Her connection to her work and her impact was so phenomenal,” Albion said. “She knew why she was here — I didn’t yet know that.” Albion has written seven books, some of which made the New York Times bestseller list, was a professor at Harvard University and has founded multiple businesses. Throughout the lecture, Albion talked about what he considers a fundamental question of leadership. Business leaders should be asking themselves why are they here and what is their purpose as leaders, he said. Many people focus too much on what career they want rather than who they are and how they can use their passions to become a better business leader. In Albion’s book “True to Yourself,” he writes about how leaders are there to serve others. He said that to be a good leader, three characteristics are needed: competence, commitment and compassion. “A competent leader is an example of the values that you want to see your employees exhibit,” Albion said. “It does not mean knowing everything.” He said business leaders are still human beings and they need to have a commitment to the growth of their people, not just their business. A compassionate leader has to look beyond their company’s impact on the industry and look at the impact it has on the world. “You have to look beyond the borders of your own company and strive to do what is best for the world,” he said. Albion talked about MBAs struggling with monetary desires and how to involve their passions with a business plan. He said he wants people to develop a destiny plan. “Instead of being a conflicted achiever — that is, still trying to figure out who they are — you should be a passionate striver that has combined their passion with a business plan,” he said. Albion said figuring out who you are as a person and what you want to accomplish in life will create a better leader and businessperson. “The way you make your way in the world is just by being you,” he said.last_img read more