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Festival of Curiosity 2016

The 2016 Festival of Curiosity programme highlights launched. Join in Playful Days & Curious Nights - July 21st- 24th. Tickets available on

ICI Schools' Chemistry Newsletter Competition 2016-17

The annual ICI Schools' Chemistry Newsletter competition is now open to all second level students. This year’s theme is ‘The Chemistry of Climate Change’. Only individual entrants are allowed. Full details attached and closing date is 23rd of December.

Jocelyn Bell Burnell

Happy Birthday to Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell, co-discoverer of the first radio pulsar. Jocelyn attended our annual national conference in 2013.

Bragg Medal 2016

Congratulations to Stuart Famer from Science on Stage UK, who won the 2016 Bragg Medal from the Institute of Physics. Stuart has been an ASE Scotland representative and attended many of the ISTA Annual Conferences.

Nano in my Life

Thinking about next year's lessons?
Email for a free 'Nano In My Life' teacher's pack.

Berrings National School scoops Top Prize in Nationwide Water Conservation Challenge 2016

Congratulations to Berrings National School from County Cork who have been announced as the National Water Explorer Programme Winner 2016 in an innovative online water conservation initiative organised by the charity Global Action Plan.

Google Field Trip to the Science Gallery Dublin

The Google Field Trip Days programme is running at Science Gallery Dublin throughout 2016. Thanks to sponsorship there is no cost associated with school groups visiting Science Gallery in 2016.

Four new elements named

Four new elements named in the Periodic Table of Elements.
113 Nihonium (Nh)
115 Moscovium (Mc)
117 Tennessine (Ts)
118 Oganesson (Og)


BTYSTE Survey shows appetite for Tech in Irish Schools! 

Coderdojo wins European Citizen's Prize

Coderdojo has won the prestigious European Citizen’s Prize, following a nomination by Seán Kelly MEP. The non-profit network of free coding clubs for youth, which was originated in Cork by James Whelton with Bill Liao, is the only Irish based organisation to win the award this year. 

Lovin' our Lungs Movie Awards

The winners of 'Lovin' our Lungs Movie Awards' can be viewed here -

INESPO Silver Medal for Ireland

Congratulations to Luc de Barra on winning a Silver Medal for Ireland at 8th International INESPO (International Environment & Sustainability Project Olympiad) in The Netherlands with his SciFest winning project.

Accenture pilot internship scheme for trainee teachers

Accenture Ireland in partnership with Dublin City University, has launched a pilot internship scheme that aims to help trainee teachers pass on the knowledge of STEM subjects by giving them hands-on experience working in various STEM roles.

May issue of SCIENCE

Best of luck to all our students sitting exams in June.
Comments on this year's SEC exams should be sent to:
Junior Science: Yvonne Higgins:
LC Biology: Úna Moroney:
LC Chemistry: Mary Mullaghy:
LC Physics: Seán Finn:

One Good Idea National Final 2016

The overall winners of the One Good Idea competition were St. Mogue's College, Bawnboy, Cavan with their project "Showerlite". The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland’s (SEAI) One Good Idea 2016 National Final took place on 11th May at the Print Works in Dublin Castle.  

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