A hard copy of the Hyland Report (The design of Leaving Certificate science syllabi in Ireland: an international comparison) should be available to all members at your local Branch meetings.
Congratulations to Rory Geoghegan who received PharmaChemical Ireland Science Educator of the Year 2014.
Congratulations to Dr Declan Kennedy on receiving the Lodge Award 2014. This is given on very rare occassions and there are only six past recipients.
The 2014 Annual Conference took place in NUI Galway on 11th-13th April. The European Commissioner for Research, Innovation and Science Maire Geoghegan Quinn gave a keynote address at the opening on Friday 11th in Aula Maxima in NUI Galway to a packed Aula Maxima. Thanks to everyone for a great weekend.
Invent Nano is a national competition run by AMBER at Trinity College, which challenged secondary school students to come up with their vision of the future using nanotechnology.
Prof. Teeling's bat lab at UCD are organizing a 4-week long paid (€3000 minus taxes) research training opportunity for the secondary schools science teachers in July 2014.
MATHletes Challenge 2014 is a pioneering maths tournament for Ireland based on the Khan Academy approach to learning and teaching maths. Students from 5th and 6th class in primary school and 1st to 3rd year in secondary school junior cycle compete online and face to face against their peers, with over €20,000 in prizes and the title of MATHletes Challenge Champion 2014 on offer.