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Women in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, Manufacturing, and Design (STEM2D).

This society was created to empower and support female students studying subjects within the STEM2D discipline - a typically male-dominated industry. We recognise the power of diversity and wish to foster an open and inclusive culture in STEM2D. Membership is open to all, regardless of gender.

We aim to encourage an inclusive environment by providing girls with enhanced opportunities to grow as professionals, leaders and individuals and by driving the attraction, development and retention of talented women within STEM2D.
"I was taught that the way of progress was neither swift nor easy." - Marie Curie

Fast Facts:
Less than 20% of Leaving Cert female candidates chose to study physics or chemistry in 2017. By comparison, about 60% took biology.

27% of students in Irish Universities in 2012/13 were studying STEM-related courses but only 35% of those were female. That's less than 10% female participation across most STEM courses.
Less than 25% of the 120,000+ people working in STEM-related professions in Ireland are women.

Our Goals:
1. To tackle peer isolation by creating a safe space where girls can meet other girls within the same and/or similar discipline.

2. To introduce the students to the benefits and importance of early peer networking; by hosting corporately sponsored information sessions with industry relevant guest speakers.

3. To actively combat the “leaky pipeline” by targeting secondary school students and encouraging them to take higher level math and STEM2D subject choices for their Leaving Certificate.

We offer:
 - fun social events
 - industrial site tours
 - information nights with guest speakers
 - study groups
 - networking events
 - secondary school visits

To find out more about joining visit our Facebook page: WiSTEM2D Society University of Limerick
To check out our upcoming trips and events join our Facebook group: UL WiSTEM2D Society
For further enquiries please don't hesitate to email us at wistem2dsociety@outlook.com

“Don't let anyone rob you of your imagination, your creativity, or your curiosity. It's your place in the world; it's your life. Go on and do all you can with it, and make it the life you want to live.”  - Mae Jemison

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