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Shackelton's Boat Journey in the Maritime Museum

Physics@Work cordially invites you to "An illustrated talk by John O'Reilly on Shackleton's 800 mile journey in a 20 foot boat in May 1916 and a tour of the Maritime Museum" will take place at 7.30pm on Thursday 5th May. Book a FREE ticket on:

IoP Rocket Launching Workshop

IoP Rocket Launching Workshop will take place in Athlone Education Centre on Wednesday 4th May 7-9pm. Advance booking required.

Top Leaving Certificate Chemistry students of 2015

The top Leaving Certificate Chemistry students of the class of 2015, based on the SEC results, were awarded their medals from the Institute of Chemistry of Ireland at a reception in The Focas Research Institute in DIT. Alphabeically they were:

ISTA BioPharmaChemical Science Educator of the Year 2016

Congratulations to Limerick native Noel Cunningham on receiving the ISTA Science Educator of the Year 2016. The prestigious prize is awarded annually and sponsored by BioPharmaChemical Ireland. Noel is well known for generously sharing his resources via He is pictured here with Prof Eric Mazur from Harvard who is the pioneer of Peer Instruction and interactive teaching techniques.

Smart Futures

Smart Futures, the Government-Industry programme promoting science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) careers to secondary school students in Ireland has redeveloped its website and launched a brand new online booking system for secondary schools to requests FREE career talks.

European Girls' Maths Olympiad

A pair of Cork students, Anna Mustata (Bishopstown Community School) and Ioana Grigoras (Mount Mercy College) won a silver and bronze medal respectively from the fifth European Girls’ Mathematical Olympiad (EGMO), held in Busteni, Romania.

Science in Art Workshop for Teens in NUI Galway

FREE once-off Science in Art Workshop for Teens aged 14-18years will take place on Saturday 30th April 13:30-16:30 at NUI Galway. It will be run by the 'Explore Science in Art' project team. The workshop will blur the boundaries between art and science by showing the scientific method and principles involved in art and the creativity required in science.

Junior Cycle Science Quiz

Wed, 20 Apr 2016

Well done to all who partcipated in the Junior Science Quiz. Congratulations to the winners:

1. Gonzaga College: James Corney, Fiachra O'Farrell & Hugh Tyrrell
Teacher: Ms Sarah Gallagher
2. St. Gerard's Bray: Neil Denvir. Brendan Farrell & David Byrne.
Teacher: Ms Niamh Aylmer
3. Belvedere College: Ishan Banik, Peter Tumulty & Donal Heelan
Teacher: Mr Michael Grehan

ISTA Conference 2017

Congratulations and well done to the Limerick Branch on hosting this year's annual conference. The baton now passes to the Kildare Branch. The dates are 7th-9th April in NUIM and The Glenroyal Hotel. 

Health & Safety Authority

The Health and Safety Authority believes that education is the key to fostering a culture of safety and health which will heighten awareness and keep young people safe and healthy in the home, school, community and workplace.
Check out their website for lots of resources including a Choose Safety Module.

National Maritime Museum of Ireland

The National Maritime Museum in Dun Laoghaire houses a large number of artefacts of interest and relevance to both primary and secondary level students. Many of the exhibits are interactive and the education team has prepared worksheets to assist both the teachers and pupils in making the visit more worthwhile.

ESA Summer Workshops

ESA has announced Space Summer Workshops for teachers (primary and secondary) 6th - 8th July. Closing date for applications is 18th April. ESERO Ireland is offering 8 bursaries of €250 to assist with costs of travel on a lottery basis. Teachers can apply for bursary once their place on the course has been confirmed. 

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