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ChemEd-Ireland 2014

'Chemistry in Context' is the tagline for the 33rd ChemEd-Ireland Conference in DIT on October 11th. Please remember to register to attend ChemEd-Ireland by midnight on Friday October 3rd by accessing the Eventbrite website at this link:


A denim jacket was found after IoP Frontiers of Physics in DCU on Saturday.
Please contact: Deirdre McCabe


World Space Week 4th-10th October

In the run up to World Space WeekCréidhe O’Sullivan and Peter Gallagher will be discussing a variety of topics including what happened in the early universe and the merits of funding space exploration in the Alchemist Cafe!

STEM Transitions – bridging the gap between primary and post-primary education.

STEM Transitions – bridging the gap between primary and post-primary education. The science event will be held on Thursday, 2nd October at St. Patrick’s College, Drumcondra from 6.00 – 9.00pm. If you would like to get involved please contact Tugba Aysel:

EUCYS – European Union Contest for Young Scientists

Mega congratulations to Paul Clarke winner at EUCYS 2014 and a special CERN award. Congrats also to his teacher & ISTA member Dr Brian Smith. Paul was national winner of SciFest in 2013 and BTYSTE winner in 2014.

Google Science Fair Winners 2014

Huge congratulations to Ciara Judge, Emer Hickey & Sophie Healy Throw from Kinsale Community School, who won the overall prize at the Google Science Fair 2014. Congratulations also to their teacher and ISTA member Shaun Holly.

Minister for Education on #edchatie

Minister for Education, Jan O'Suillivan participated in #edchatie an online community of teachers on Monday 29th September

Science & Technology in Action

Science & Technology in Action has various on line resources that might be of value when preparing a Transition Year Science programme.

European Amgen Teach initiative

This is an exciting opportunity to participate in a series of professional development workshops for the Sciences. These workshops offer teachers upskilling in areas that are in line with new developments in Science education in Ireland.

Khan Academy

Khan Academy Symposium on Saturday September 27th from 10am to 5pm at the Eircom Headquarters in Dublin. Early bird registration fee €15 before September 1st and €20 thereafter.