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.
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.
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.
Junior Cycle Reform agreement concluded.
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.
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.