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Top Leaving Cert physics and A-Level students honoured

Four students shared the top place in physics in the 2014 Leaving Certificate, while a student from Belfast took the top award in Northern Ireland A-Level physics. Minister for Skills, Research and Innovation, Damien English, presented the Institute of Physics in Ireland silver medals to the students at an event in the RDS on 9th December.


ICI Chemistry Newsletter Competition

This is the International Year of Crystallography. Chemistry students are invited to write a newsletter for the Institute of Chemistry of Ireland on the topic. Full details attached.


Design your Nano gear

AMBER's annual poster competition is open to both Primary and Secondary Schools. 'Design your Nano gear'. Great prizes - see attached flyer. Resources also available from their website.


The Teaching Council

CPD Consultation Questionnaire for registered teachers now available. Please share your thoughts to help inform ours. The questionnaire will be open until January 16th 2015.


SciFest 2014 National Finals

Congratulations to Christopher Carragher from Our Lady's Secondary School, Castleblaney, Co Monaghan who won the SciFest National Final for


Laboratory Experiments for the Classroom

Systems Biology Ireland (University College Dublin) and Biomedical Diagnostics Institute (Dublin City University) are offering secondary school science and biology teachers a unique opportunity to participate in the Amgen Biotech Experience, Ireland.


Clean Tech Competition 2015

The Clean Tech Competition is a unique, worldwide research and design challenge for pre-college youth. The program encourages scientific understanding of real-world issues and the integration of environmentally responsible energy sources.


Ocean 180 Video Challenge

The Center for Ocean Science Education Excellence (COSEE) Florida invites your classroom to participate in the Ocean 180 Video Challenge, a nationwide video contest designed to encourage ocean scientists to share their discoveries and excitement for research with students and the public. You are welcome to register as judges for the 2015 Video Challenge.


Pumped Film Competition

Bayer, the Irish Heart Foundation and the Federation of Irish Sport have teamed up to provide students with the opportunity to tell from their perspective how they feel about a range of important health & fitness topics.


SEAI One Good Idea - win a weekend away!

SEAI’s schools competition invites students to come up with their One Good Idea to inspire people to make small lifestyle changes that will use energy more efficiently and help tackle climate change. Every teacher who submits a proposal is entered into a draw to win a weekend away!! Closing date for proposals is 15th December 2014.


Access Science: calling all citizen scientists

Access Science: calling all citizen scientists. Contact us at science@irishtimes.com or on Twitter @dickahlstrom with your scientific input, observations and questions you would like answered.


SSPC National Crystal Growing Competition

To celebrate International Year of Crystallography, the Synthesis and Solid State Pharmaceutical Centre (SSPC), has launched a national crystal growing competition, which is open to primary and post-primary students in Ireland!


The Irish Lab Awards

The Winners of the Irish Laboratory Awards 2014 have been announced. Well done to CBS, Kilkenny who were shortlisted and will receive a finalist certificate. This is three in a row for CBS. Already winners in the ISTA Senior Science Quiz, next week Simon Kieran Bluett, one of their students will receive a gold medal from IoP for top result in the Leaving Cert Physics 2014.


ISTA Senior Science Quiz - Results

Congratulations and well done to all 48 teams who participated in the National Finals of the ISTA Senior Science Quiz which is sponsored by PharmaChemical Ireland. 

1st: St Andrew's College, Dublin
2nd: Ard Scoil Ris, Limerick
3rd: CBS, Kilkenny
4th: St Gerard's Bray
5th: Blackrock College


Google Code-in

Google Code-in, the global, online contest introducing 13-17 year students to open source software development. Google Code-in is a great way for students to gain real world experience working on an open source project and gain confidence in their skills while having mentors available to help guide them through the contest.


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