Thanks to all who participated in the National Finals of the ISTA Senior Science Quiz in Trinity on Saturday 30th November. The quiz was generously sponsored by PharmaChemical Ireland. Thanks also to Trinity College for providing the excellent venue, to Aoibhinn Ni Shuilleabhain who was guest presenter and Sean Duke, author of the newly published 'How Irish Scientists changed the World'. The year's associated charity was Irish Heart & Lung Transplant Association.
Prof Lars Bergstrom from Stockholm university will give a FREE public talk on Wednesday 4th at 6pm in Moore Auditorium, O'Brien Centre of Science, UCD.
The Minister for Research and Innovation, Seán Sherlock, TD, announced the launch of a STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) Education Review Group, which is expected to prepare a report on STEM education in Ireland over the next six months.
The European Union's new multi-billion euro research and innovation plan has been voted through by MEPs in Strasbourg. EU Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation Máire Geoghegan-Quinn said Ireland's aim of securing €1 billion from Horizon 2020 is an "ambitious but achievable target'.
The Google Code-in global online contest introducing 13-17 year old pre-university students to open source software development starts on Monday November 18th. Prizes include certificates, t-shirts, and 20 grand prize winners will win a trip to Google headquarters in California, USA next spring for themselves and a parent or legal guardian.
Thank you to all who participated in the Regional Finals of the ISTA Senior Science Quiz. The top teams will be invited to Trinity College on Saturday 30th November for the Final, which is generously sponsored by PharmaChemical Ireland.
A sculpture celebrating the life and work of Ernest Walton, Ireland's only Nobel laureate for science and a former Trinity College Dublin graduate and professor, has been officially unveiled at the college outside the Physics Department.