Discover Science & Engineering (DSE)
The Discover Science & Engineering (DSE) programme was developed in response to a key recommendation of the Task Force on the Physical Sciences. DSE aims to increase interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) among students, teachers and members of the public. Its mission is to contribute to Ireland’s continued growth and development as a society – one that has an active and informed interest and involvement in STEM. Overall DSE objectives are to increase the numbers of students studying the physical sciences, promote a positive attitude to careers in STEM and to foster a greater understanding of science and its value to Irish society. The target audience for DSE includes students at all levels and their parents and teachers, as well as the wider public. DSE also works closely with third-level institutions and with intermediate audiences such as industry and the media.
DSE aims to make a coordinated effort to increase interest in STEM and encourage young people to consider STEM areas as viable career options.