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:
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.
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.
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 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.
The 20th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences will take place in the Convention Centre in Dublin from 9th-13th October 2016. As part of their outreach programme they have a FREE entertaining lecture for schools and Lab-On-A-Chip activities on Tuesday 11th October from 11am-1pm.