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NEW website launch

A new ISTA website is being launched on October 1st. Members can expect some disruption to this site for a few days.

NOTICE: Membership is currently not being processed online as the site is being updated.
Thank you for your continued patience.

PDST Chemistry Autumn Workshops

Please find attached the poster for the upcoming PDST Chemistry Autumn workshops entitled Speaking Volumes. All bookings must be made through the PDST online booking system at

35th Chem-Ed Ireland conference

The 35th Chem-Ed Ireland Conference will be held in DCU on the 22nd October. This annual event provides an opportunity to share resources and ideas relevant to teaching chemistry and science in Ireland.
The Centre for the Advancement of STEM Teaching & Learning (CASTeL) are delighted to welcome ChemEd-Ireland back this year for a conference which will include a variety of presentations and workshops on chemistry education.

One Good Idea Competition

The One Good Idea is now open for registration. Register for your information pack as well as lots tips, factsheets and videos on how to run a successful One Good Idea project.  

BTYSTE winners get 3rd place in EUCYS & the prestigious DuPont Prize

Maria Louise Fufezan and Diana Bura won third prize overall in the 28th European Union Contest for Young Scientists (EUCYS). They received €3,500 and were also awarded the DuPont Prize – earning them a trip to DuPont’s science and engineering plants in Denmark. The fifth year students are from Loreto Secondary School, Balbriggan, Co Dublin, and their teacher is ISTA member Dr. Niamh McNally.

UCD Innovation Academy - Professional Certificate for Entrepreneurial Educators

UCD Innovation Academy are now accepting applications for the Professional Certificate for Entrepreneurial Educators a part-time course for teachers (primary and second level) and higher education professionals starting in November. Applications for the upcoming part-time course should be submitted by the 7th of October. 

Space Week in DCU

DCU, through the School of Mathematical Sciences and the School of Physics, will celebrate Space Week with an evening of short public talks delivered by DCU's own astronomers and astrophysicists. It will take place on Thursday 6th October starting at 18:30 and is FREE to all, however advance registration is required

PDST Physics Autumn Workshops

Please find attached the poster for the upcoming PDST Physics Autumn workshops covering Making Waves. All bookings must be made through the PDST online booking system at

The Exploration Station

Applications now open for a CEO to run the new science Exploration Station in Dublin. Closing date 7th October.

Dream Big - Space Week in LIT

'Dream Big' for Space Week in Limerick Institute Of Technology - LIT on Wednesday 5th October at 8pm. Advance booking required. Tickets €5.

Irish Ocean Literacy Network

Please find attached an invitation to the first meeting of the newly-formed Irish Ocean Literacy Network which takes place at Titanic Belfast, Belfast on October 6th, immediately after the European Marine Science Ed

RDS Primary Science 2017

The RDS is delighted to announce that there will be more opportunities for schools to participate in, or to visit, the Primary Science Fair. In addition to the Dublin Fair at the RDS (January 12-14), they are doubling the number of projects on display in Limerick (January 19-21), and expanding to Belfast (June 8 & 9) - new for 2017!

National Museum of Ireland

National Museum of Ireland - Country Life schools programmes for 2016/2017 Primary & Post Primary. For bookings and more information you can contact the bookings office 094 9031751

PDST Biology website

A new PDST Biology website has been set up. You need to register to access resources.

PDST Biology Autumn Workshops

An opportunity to carry out practical fieldwork and access new biology resources. All bookings must be made through the PDST online booking system at

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