Engineering and technology are the Cinderellas of Stem

It’s time for schools, parents and society in general to see that these subjects are just as important as maths and science, writes Tommy Boag

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Since its arrival on to the list of educational acronyms all those years ago, Stem (science, technology, engineering and maths) has become virtually a constant in the media. Yet the vast majority of articles and soundbites focus mainly on maths and science, with engineering and technology subjects left very much as Cinderellas. Our schools don’t help matters as, when push comes to shove, although they say they champion all Stem subjects, they still rate maths and the sciences far above the rest.

At subject choice time, if it is a straight decision between a science subject and engineering or ...

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