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State Examinations

We wish all the students sitting both the Junior & Leaving Cert exams the very best of luck. ISTA Members are requested to send their comments on the various papers to the Subject Convenors. All the Reports are posted under Forums in the Members Area. 


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.


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 trevor@aquatt.ie


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. 


Student2Scientist

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.
 


Pioneer of science journalism Mary Mulvihill dies

The award-winning science journalist, broadcaster and author Mary Mulvihill has died aged 55, following a short illness. 

A genetics graduate and Scholar of Trinity College Dublin, who later studied journalism at Dublin City University, she was one of the pioneers of science journalism in Ireland. She was also a passionate advocate of women in science.


Nobel prize winner - Thomas Südhof

On Tuesday 1st September at 12noon, the Nobel Laureate Thomas C Südhof will give a talk in The Helix in DCU. It is aimed at secondary school students and teachers and is FREE. An excellent speaker and with compelling thoughts on the areas of physiology and medicine. Advance Booking essential.


MEd in Science Education

Trinity College are running a new MEd in Science Education. There are a limited number of places. Full details attached.


ITLG Global Tech Summit - Innovation and the Education Opportunity

At ITLG Global Tech Summit held in DCU recently, Brian MacCraith, Craig Barrett, Mary Moloney and Michael Murphy discussed new sources of innovation emerging from collaborative environments, such as Hackathons, Coderdojo, eLearning and digital learning structures


How do we monitor the weather from space?

EUMETSAT have recently produced a new cartoon about how satellites monitor the weather from space. It explains how weather satellites work, out in the harsh environment of space, and how the data they collect is used for weather forecasts. 


SciFest Gold Medal award winners at the 7th International Sustainability Olympiad INESPO 2015

Congratulations Niamh Nyhan, Ellen Fitzgerald and Aoife Dolan, Sacred Heart Secondary School, Clonakilty who won a Gold Medal at the 7th International Sustainability Olympiad INESPO 2015. Ellen, Niamh and Aoife were the overall winners of the SEAI award at the SciFest National Final 2014. Their prize was to compete in INESPO 2015 in Amsterdam.


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