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GIREP Newsletter.

Limerick for Engineering

On Tuesday 19th April there is an opportunity to find out about Careers in Engineering at 7pm in South Court Hotel, Raheen, Limerick. A FREE event for students, teachers and parents with the opportunity to win iPads & iWatches!

Physics@Work for Science Teachers

Continuing the "Physics@Work" series for Science Teachers on Tuesday 15th March at 7.30pm upstairs in The Ferryman, 35 Sir John Rogerson’s  Quay, D2. (opposite National Convention Centre) "An illustrated talk and tour of Dublin's Victorian Diving Bell" by Joe Ryan, Irish Coast Guard.    

ICASE World STE Conference in Turkey

The ICASE World STE Conference will take place in Turkey on November 1st - 5th 2016. Current ICASE newsletter attached.

Irish Chemistry Olympiad

The Irish Olympiad in Chemistry selection Round is on 5th March in DCU. This year it is a National Competition only due to Government travel restrictions to Pakistan where the IChO World Final will take place. Please submit the names of your best Chemistry students to participate.

Robert Boyle Summer School 23rd - 26th June 2016

The 5th Robert Boyle Summer School will explore the theme "Science and Irish Identity" with lectures from leading thinkers and a variety of recreational activities.

ESA Robotics Teacher Training Workshops

The ESA Robotics Teacher Training Workshop will take place at ESA’s ground station located in Redu, Belgium, on 28th-29th April and will be repeated on 3rd-4th June. Teachers will learn how to use space robotics to explain physics and technology curricular subjects, with the objective of discovering and mastering new tools and inquiry-based practices for STEM teaching and learning at school.

Amgen Teach Workshops in Brussels

The Amgen Teach Workshop for teachers initially planned for 18th-20th March 2016 has been rescheduled for 22th-24th April 2016. The new deadline to submit an application is 15th of March.


The 20th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences will take place in the Convention Centre in Dublin from 9th-13th October 2016. As part of their outreach programme they have a FREE entertaining lecture for schools and Lab-On-A-Chip activities on Tuesday 11th October from 11am-1pm.

Virtual Physics Laboratory


The Institute of Physics Ireland (IoPI) in partnership with the Irish Science Teachers' Association (ISTA) will be holding an event to promote their outstanding Virtual Physics Lab Software. The event will take place in Belvedere College SJ on Wednesday 24th February at 7pm. Advance booking essential.