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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.

President Barack Obama interviews Sir David Attenborough at the White House.

During the meeting, the two men discussed the future of the planet, their passion for nature and what can be done to protect it. Excerpts can be viewed below. The interview was recorded in May on Sir David's 89th birthday. In the UK it will be broadcast as a special programme on BBC One at 10.30pm this Sunday 28th June.

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.

An Ocean Literacy Workshop

AquaTT is moderating An Ocean Literacy Workshop on the 10th July in Cork as part of the Our Ocean Wealth Confereence. The workshop is FREE - just contact Trevor directly to register

SEAI Survey

SEAI is developing their 5 year strategy and are currently looking for feedback. It is an opportunity for teachers and students who are passionate about environmental issues to have their say.
short survey with just 4 questions can be found here!

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. 


IASTA will hold a meeting of their executive on Monday June 22nd, at Luttrelstown Castle and Golf Club, Castleknock. One item on the agenda will be the review of the Leaving Certificate Agricultural Science examinations, both Higher & Ordinary Level. 


Student2Scientist TCD based are running a SFI-funded project aimed at developing a Short Course focused on Space Science and Coding. They are looking for secondary school science and maths teachers to attend one of their FREE two-day workshops.

Maths & Chemistry Teachers

A Maths and Chemistry teacher is required in Gymnasium (Secondary I and II) in Germany. The school year will start September 8th, however to integrate new staff there is an orientation week starting on August 26th. Full details attached. For more jobs check out our Facebook.