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RSC Global Experiment

As part of the International Year of Crystallography, RSC are running a Global Experiment on growing crystals. Details attached.

Nanotechnology Around Us

Nanotechnology is an emerging technology that exploits the peculiar properties of matter at the nanoscale. Some applications are around us already; some more will become available in the future.

Periodic Table of Lessons

Prof Martyn Poliakoff and the team from The Periodic Table of Elements videos have linked up with TED-Ed and produced Periodic Table lessons.

The Science Squad - Series 3

The the 3rd series of The Science Squad starts on Monday 27th October at 8.30pm on RTE 1.

Physics Buskers

Are you a science enthusiast? Would you like to bring science to the streets, parks and fields of Ireland? Come and join our team of Physics Buskers, a merry group of science teachers and scientists, whose mission it is to increase public engagement in science.

Careers through Chemistry

“Careers through Chemistry” is an event running in association with Trinity College on Tuesday 11th November from 10.30am-12.30pm. Teachers are invited to bring classes from Transition Year and Senior Cycle Chemistry to the Tercentenary Hall for the event, which will feature short careers talks from a wide variety of speakers, all of whom have studied the Chemical Sciences.

The Festival of Curiosity

As part of The Festival of Curiosity on November 8th & 9th during Science Week, Smock Alley Theatre in Dublin, will be transformed into a curiosity filled hub with some curious family science shows.

TCD Maths & Physics Open Day

On Saturday 15th November Trinity College are hosting a Maths & Physics Open Day in the MacNeill Lecture Theatre in the Hamilton Building near The Science Gallery from 10:30-15:30. Pre-registration essential on

European Space Agency Competition

ESA and its Rosetta mission partners are inviting you to suggest a name for the site where lander Philae will touch down on Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko on 12 November.

SFI Scientists Celebrate the Power of Science

Scientists at Science Foundation Ireland’s seven Research Centres around the country are planning to Celebrate the Power of Science during Science Week. There will be something for all ages, from robotics to photonics, from crystals to disgusting digestion, from nanotechnology to big data, from global warming to smashing science movies!

The Irish Lab Awards - Deadline for entries extended!

The Irish Laboratory Awards are currently open for entries and the deadline has now been extended to 5pm on Wednesday, 22nd of October. For further information, please visit the official website or contact the organiser’s office on 01 5242 383, or email them at

EUCYS – European Union Contest for Young Scientists

Mega congratulations to Paul Clarke winner at EUCYS 2014 and a special CERN award. Congrats also to his teacher & ISTA member Dr Brian Smith. Paul was national winner of SciFest in 2013 and BTYSTE winner in 2014.

Google Science Fair Winners 2014

Huge congratulations to Ciara Judge, Emer Hickey & Sophie Healy Throw from Kinsale Community School, who won the overall prize at the Google Science Fair 2014. Congratulations also to their teacher and ISTA member Shaun Holly.

Science & Technology in Action

Science & Technology in Action has various on line resources that might be of value when preparing a Transition Year Science programme.

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