The 35th Chem-Ed Ireland Conference will be held in DCU on the 22nd October. This annual event provides an opportunity to share resources and ideas relevant to teaching chemistry and science in Ireland.
The Centre for the Advancement of STEM Teaching & Learning (CASTeL) are delighted to welcome ChemEd-Ireland back this year for a conference which will include a variety of presentations and workshops on chemistry education.
Maria Louise Fufezan and Diana Bura won third prize overall in the 28th European Union Contest for Young Scientists (EUCYS). They received €3,500 and were also awarded the DuPont Prize – earning them a trip to DuPont’s science and engineering plants in Denmark. The fifth year students are from Loreto Secondary School, Balbriggan, Co Dublin, and their teacher is ISTA member Dr. Niamh McNally.
UCD Innovation Academy are now accepting applications for the Professional Certificate for Entrepreneurial Educators a part-time course for teachers (primary and second level) and higher education professionals starting in November. Applications for the upcoming part-time course should be submitted by the 7th of October.
DCU, through the School of Mathematical Sciences and the School of Physics, will celebrate Space Week with an evening of short public talks delivered by DCU's own astronomers and astrophysicists. It will take place on Thursday 6th October starting at 18:30 and is FREE to all, however advance registration is required.
The RDS is delighted to announce that there will be more opportunities for schools to participate in, or to visit, the Primary Science Fair. In addition to the Dublin Fair at the RDS (January 12-14), they are doubling the number of projects on display in Limerick (January 19-21), and expanding to Belfast (June 8 & 9) - new for 2017!