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ICI Medal Award

Congratulation to Donnacha Mac Gearailt, on obtaining the highest marks in last year's Leaving Cert Honours Chemistry paper! He is pictured receiving his medal from Pat Hobbs, President of The Institute of Chemistry of ireland, at the ISTA Annual Conference in Cork. His paper was selected by the SEC. He is now studying Pharmacy in UCC.


EUMETSAT Minecraft Competition

EUMETSAT, a global operational satellite agency that gathers satellite data on weather, climate and the environment, has launched a Minecraft satellite-building competition for 6-16 year olds called Build a weather satellite in Minecraft’.


Zayed Future Energy Prize worth €100,000

The Zayed Future Energy Prize recognises individuals, organisations, and schools who have contributed significantly to the fields of renewable energy and sustainability. 2016 will be the 8th year of the award. 


Amgen Biotech Experience

Amgen Teach are offering another training course where teachers have the opportunity to practice syllabus-relevant laboratory experiments and get access to professional equipment for their own classes.


Professional Diploma in Mathematics for Teaching

EPI*STEM, The National Centre for STEM Education formerly known as NCE-MSTL at the UL is pleased to announce that the 2 year part-time Professional Diploma in Mathematics for Teaching (Level 8) will run again in September.


Maths Counts 2015 Conference

Maths Counts 2015 will be on 17th & 18th April - registration still open.


Design your Nano gear winners 2015

Top prize in the secondary school category went to Jack Thurk 2nd year, St. Columba's College, Dublin, for his design of a scrum cap that can alert players and staff to potential head injuries in real time, as a rugby match is being played.


Citizen Science

National Cat Survey - the results are in! The Irish Times linked up with Dr Aoife McLysaght from Trinity College to do a citizen science survey on cats.


Living the WildLife

Emmy award winning cameraman Colin Stafford-Johnson returns to RTÉ for another exciting season of Living the Wildlife. Now in its seventh year, this inspiring series takes us to the four corners of Ireland as we meet a wealth of fascinating characters and film some incredible new species. Once again, Colin takes us on an extraordinary wildlife journey of discovery that shines a light on the unique beauty of the Irish landscape as well as the diversity of the wildlife that surrounds us.


International Year of Light 2015

2015 has been designated UNESCO International Year of Light and Light Based Technologies. Events will be organised both at National and International Level - so watch this space!


Google Science Fair 2015

The fifth annual Google Science Fair, kicked off on February 18th. Together with LEGO Education, National Geographic, Scientific American and Virgin Galactic, Google is calling on all young researchers, explorers, builders, technologists and inventors to try something ambitious. Something that might just change the world around us.


Inspiring Science Education Competition 2015

2015 is the International Year of Light. This competition is about recognising best practice by teachers and pupils in using Inspiring Science Education (ISE) resources in projects focused on the topic of light.


PDST Spring Courses

Please find attached flyers for the forthcoming PDST Chemistry & Physics Spring 2015 workshops and practical sessions. 
1. To book a place for the Chemistry Practical Workshop please click here 
2. To book a place for Strategies for introducing and developing difficult topics in LC Chemistry please click here
3. To book a place for the Misconceptions of Physics Workshop please click here
4. To book a place for our What happens next? workshops please click here


Inspiring Science Education EU project

Dublin City University is currently working with the EU Inspiring Science Education (ISE) project in the development of engaging elearning resources for science classes. In February DCU will be holding an information webinar for schools interested in availing of digital resources and class plans developed in line with the Irish science curriculum. If your school is interested in obtaining more information please contact einnovation@dcu.ie


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