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The Genius of George Boole

The impact of George Boole’s work on technology today is explored in a new film commissioned by UCC to be screened on RTÉ One on September 1st at 22:35. Narrated by Oscar-winning actor Jeremy Irons The Genius of George Boole assembles academics and industry leaders from across the globe to explore the life and importance of one of the world’s greatest unsung heroes.


Nobel prize winner - Thomas Südhof

On Tuesday 1st September at 12noon, the Nobel Laureate Thomas C Südhof will give a talk in The Helix in DCU. It is aimed at secondary school students and teachers and is FREE. An excellent speaker and with compelling thoughts on the areas of physiology and medicine. Advance Booking essential.


Frontiers of Physics 2015

Date: 
Sat, 19 Sep 2015

The annual Institute of Physics FoP conference for ALL teachers of Physics and Junior Science will take place on Saturday 19th September in NUI Galway.


ReelLIFE SCIENCE

ReelLIFE SCIENCE schools video competition will be launching nationwide in September. Canadian Astronaut, Commander Chris Hadfield, Aoife McLysaght, Professor of Genetics in Trinity College Dublin and the overall winners of the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition 2015


ESA/GTTP Teacher Training Workshop 2015

The sixth ESA/GTTP Teacher Training Workshop will be held at the European Space Research and Technology Centre (ESTEC) in Noordwijk, the Netherlands, 23rd - 27th November 2015. The deadline for receipt of applications is 21st September 2015.


IUCr Crystal growing competition

Following the great success of the IYCr2014 a worldwide competition, is now open to all school children, to introduce students to the exciting, challenging and sometimes frustrating world of growing crystals. Entrants must submit a video. Details on line. Closing date: 22nd November 2015. 


ICASE Conference 2016

The ICASE World STE Conference will take place in Turkey on November 1st - 5th 2016


Science on Stage

Science on Stage is a European initiative designed to encourage teachers from across Europe to share best practice in science teaching. 


SciFest 2015

ISTA is delighted to sponsor SciFest. This has been the most successful year yet with 7200 students entering over 3060 projects. Since SciFest was launched nationwide in 2008 more than 32,200 second-level students have participated in the programme.


NASA Ames Space Settlement Contest

Congratulations to students from John Scottus Primary School, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4, who were one of the winners in the NASA Ames Space Settlement Contest recently.
 


I'm a Scientist and I'm an Engineer

I'm a Scientist andI'm an Engineer will be running in Ireland this November to blow away the mad scientist stereotype and show students a slice of real science and engineering. 


MEd in Science Education

Trinity College are running a new MEd in Science Education. There are a limited number of places. Full details attached.


ITLG Global Tech Summit - Innovation and the Education Opportunity

At ITLG Global Tech Summit held in DCU recently, Brian MacCraith, Craig Barrett, Mary Moloney and Michael Murphy discussed new sources of innovation emerging from collaborative environments, such as Hackathons, Coderdojo, eLearning and digital learning structures


How do we monitor the weather from space?

EUMETSAT have recently produced a new cartoon about how satellites monitor the weather from space. It explains how weather satellites work, out in the harsh environment of space, and how the data they collect is used for weather forecasts. 


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