LIT offers Free Chemistry and Maths Revision Seminars to Leaving Cert…

first_imgRELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Email TAGSChemistryJuneLimerick Institute of TechnologyMathsstate examinationsSTEM Limerick Institute of Technology (LIT) Moylish Campus.Picture: Alan Place.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 at www.lit.ie/revisionSign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up More about education here. Facebook Advertisement Limerick Institute of Technology president takes up office as Chair of THEA board for 2020 Limerick Institute of Technology awarded €750,000 capital grant towards works on its five campuses Printcenter_img NewsEducationLIT offers Free Chemistry and Maths Revision Seminars to Leaving Cert StudentsBy Staff Reporter – April 27, 2018 5212 Limerick Institute of Technology launch new app to facilitate energy renovation upskilling Limerick Institute of Technology researcher calls for ban on cigarette vending machines Limerick’s Student Radio Station Wired FM Celebrates 25 Years on Air Linkedin WhatsApp Limerick colleges recognised at Irish Games Fleadh 2020 Previous articleLimerick schoolchildren participate in Regional Climate Hope ForumNext articleBeyond the neon runes Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie last_img read more