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Science Video Competition

Get students to make a 3 minute video presenting any topic related to Genetics, Evolution or Ecology! Deadline for online submission is 28th February 2015.


Science & Technology in Action

The 10th edition of Science & Technology in Action was recently launched by Minister for Education and Skills, Jan O'Suillivan. It should now be in all schools and has various on line resources that should be of value to teachers when preparing a Transition Year Science programme or getting ideas for projects to enter competitions such as SciFest & Young Scientist.


SMART Futures

Smart Futures is a government-industry programme providing science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) careers information to second-level students, parents, teachers and careers guidance counsellors in Ireland.


Institute of Physics in Ireland Silver Medal 2014

Four students shared the top place in physics in the 2014 Leaving Certificate, while a student from Belfast took the top award in Northern Ireland A-Level physics. Minister for Skills, Research and Innovation, Damien English, presented the Institute of Physics in Ireland silver medals to the students at an event in the RDS on 9th December.


ICI Chemistry Newsletter Competition 2015

This is the International Year of Crystallography. Chemistry students are invited to write a newsletter for the Institute of Chemistry of Ireland on the topic. Full details attached.


Design your Nano gear 2015

AMBER's annual poster competition is open to both Primary and Secondary Schools. 'Design your Nano gear'. Great prizes - see attached flyer. Resources also available from their website.


The Teaching Council

CPD Consultation Questionnaire for registered teachers now available. Please share your thoughts to help inform ours. The questionnaire will be open until January 16th 2015.


SciFest 2014 National Finals

Congratulations to Christopher Carragher from Our Lady's Secondary School, Castleblaney, Co Monaghan who won the SciFest National Final for


Laboratory Experiments for the Classroom

Systems Biology Ireland (University College Dublin) and Biomedical Diagnostics Institute (Dublin City University) are offering secondary school science and biology teachers a unique opportunity to participate in the Amgen Biotech Experience, Ireland.


Clean Tech Competition 2015

The Clean Tech Competition is a unique, worldwide research and design challenge for pre-college youth. The program encourages scientific understanding of real-world issues and the integration of environmentally responsible energy sources.


Ocean 180 Video Challenge 2015

The Center for Ocean Science Education Excellence (COSEE) Florida invites your classroom to participate in the Ocean 180 Video Challenge, a nationwide video contest designed to encourage ocean scientists to share their discoveries and excitement for research with students and the public. You are welcome to register as judges for the 2015 Video Challenge.


Education Matters Yearbook

The 8th edition of Education Matters Yearbook was launched in NUI Building in Merrion Square recently. Photo: Dr Tony Hall,  Dr Mary Fleming, Minister Jan O'Suillivan and Prof Maurice Manning.


Pumped Film Competition 2015

Bayer, the Irish Heart Foundation and the Federation of Irish Sport have teamed up to provide students with the opportunity to tell from their perspective how they feel about a range of important health & fitness topics.


Access Science: calling all citizen scientists

Access Science: calling all citizen scientists. Contact us at science@irishtimes.com or on Twitter @dickahlstrom with your scientific input, observations and questions you would like answered.


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