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‘21st Century Schools of Distinction’

Computer Science and STEM innovations learning innovations in ‘21Century Schools of Distinction’ despite resource shortfall. A report on first year of Trinity Access 21 project supported by Google recommends Investment in resources and structural changes in schools required for progress.


UCD Professional Certificate for Entrepreneurial Educators

This unique course is open to practicing education professionals of all disciplines and subject areas in second and third level education.. The course runs from 13th June - 1st July. Applications close on 20th May. Bursaries to part cover fees are available.


One Good Idea National Final 2016

The overall winners of the One Good Idea competition were St. Mogue's College, Bawnboy, Cavan with their project "Showerlite". The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland’s (SEAI) One Good Idea 2016 National Final took place on 11th May at the Print Works in Dublin Castle.  
 


Irish Students triumph at Intel ISEF

A total of 3 awards (2 special awards and 1 category award) were picked up by Irish students attending the annual Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF), which is the world’s largest high school science research competition in the World.


NEW Data Science Course in DCU

DCU has a NEW course in Data Science. The course co-ordinators would welcome an invitation to deliver a presentation to your Higher Level Maths classes. If interested please contact them directly. Details attached. www.datascience.dcu.ie


European Girls' Maths Olympiad

A pair of Cork students, Anna Mustata (Bishopstown Community School) and Ioana Grigoras (Mount Mercy College) won a silver and bronze medals respectively from the fifth European Girls’ Mathematical Olympiad (EGMO), held in Busteni, Romania.


Top Leaving Certificate Chemistry students of 2015

The top Leaving Certificate Chemistry students of the class of 2015, based on the SEC results, were awarded their medals from the Institute of Chemistry of Ireland at a reception in The Focas Research Institute in DIT. Alphabeically they were:


ISTA Conference 2017

Congratulations and well done to the Limerick Branch on hosting this year's annual conference. The baton now passes to the Kildare Branch. The dates are 7th-9th April in NUIM and The Glenroyal Hotel. 


ISTA BioPharmaChemical Science Educator of the Year 2016

Congratulations to Limerick native Noel Cunningham on receiving the ISTA Science Educator of the Year 2016. The prestigious prize is awarded annually and sponsored by BioPharmaChemical Ireland. Noel is well known for generously sharing his resources via thephysicsteacher.ie. He is pictured here with Prof Eric Mazur from Harvard who is the pioneer of Peer Instruction and interactive teaching techniques.


Health & Safety Authority

The Health and Safety Authority believes that education is the key to fostering a culture of safety and health which will heighten awareness and keep young people safe and healthy in the home, school, community and workplace.
Check out their website for lots of resources including a Choose Safety Module.


National Maritime Museum of Ireland

The National Maritime Museum in Dun Laoghaire houses a large number of artefacts of interest and relevance to both primary and secondary level students. Many of the exhibits are interactive and the education team has prepared worksheets to assist both the teachers and pupils in making the visit more worthwhile.


ESA Summer Workshops

ESA has announced Space Summer Workshops for teachers (primary and secondary) 6th - 8th July. Closing date for applications is 18th April. ESERO Ireland is offering 8 bursaries of €250 to assist with costs of travel on a lottery basis. Teachers can apply for bursary once their place on the course has been confirmed. 


ICASE World STE Conference in Turkey

The ICASE World STE Conference will take place in Turkey on November 1st - 5th 2016. Current ICASE newsletter attached.


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