The Discover Primary Science and Maths programme is keeping up to date with the changing guidelines and restrictions. During this challenging time, we encourage you to maintain your involvement with STEM through the many resources which can be found here on our website. There are a selection of activities which are suitable for staying engaged at home – which can be found here. We will keep you updated regarding any changing deadlines for the DPSM Awards through our website and social media channels. We hope you all stay safe and healthy as we continue this school year.

Only application forms submitted through SESAME will be accepted. Your 2020/2021 application form MUST be completed online. No hardcopy applications will be accepted. The closing date for receipt of Log of Evidence has also been extended to Wednesday 30th June 2021 for all Awards.

About Discover Primary Science and Maths

The Discover Primary Science and Maths Programme (DPSM) is part of Science Foundation Ireland’s Education and Public Engagement Programme, which aims to increase interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) among students, teachers and members of the public.

DPSM originated in 2003 with the goal of introducing primary school students to science in a practical, hands-on, enjoyable and interactive way. Since 2010 the programme has been run in conjunction with the European Space Education Resource Office (ESERO) Ireland which uses space to inspire and engage young people in science and technology in the world around them.  Year after year teachers tell us that the DPSM award is a great way of involving everyone in science in the school.

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