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Sr Mercedes Desmond to receive honorary doctorate from UCC

Congratulations to Sr Mercedes Desmond, one of the pioneers of science education in Ireland and a founding member of ISTA, who received an honorary doctorate from UCC on George Boole Day 2015. Also in the photo are Prof John O'Halloran, Prof Áine Hyland and Dr Declan Kennedy.

City of Physics

Science is about curiosity, wonder and figuring things out – and that’s what City of Physics is about too. Everything, from the atomic to the cosmic, is converging in Dublin this November.


The Alice Perry Medal will be awarded to the best working app.

Smart Futures

Smart Futures, the Government-Industry programme promoting science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) careers to secondary school students in Ireland has redeveloped its website and launched a brand new online booking system for secondary schools to requests free career talks.

PDST Autumn Workshops

Registration for the PDST Autumn workshops is now open.
1. Biology - Using games and models to teach Biology
2. Chemistry - Misconceptions in Chemistry & Resources
3. Physics - Does your Physics Teaching need a little bite?

SSPC National Crystal Growing Competition

Following the success of the 2014 Synthesis and Solid State Pharmaceutical Centre’s (SSPC) National Crystal Growing Competition, the SSPC has launched the 2015 national crystal growing competition, in partnership with the International Union of Crystallography’s (IUCr) global competition!

Naughton Scholarships

The prestigious Naughton Foundation Scholarships have been announced. From 600 entries 29 students from 24 counties were the lucky recipients. Next year all 26 counties will receive the very generous awards in STEM college courses.

ChemEd Conference UCC Saturday 17th October 2015

The 34th Annual ChemEd Conference will be held in the Eureka Centre UCC on Saturday 17th October 2015. The theme of the conference is Brilliant Resources and Great Ideas for Teaching Leaving Certificate Chemistry. Earlybird booking now available!

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