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Royal Society of Chemistry

The RSC education team aim to support Chemistry teachers and enable them to inspire their students into pursuing a future in the chemical sciences. Angela McKeown is working as the RSC coordinator for Ireland.

FREE School Visits by local engineers

Every year Engineers Ireland's STEPS team arranges hundreds of free school visits, linking up volunteer engineers with local schools all over Ireland.

IoP Frontiers of Physics Annual Conference 2012

Record numbers attended Frontiers of Physics in Trinity College which was organised by the Institute of Physics Ireland. A comprehensive program of events was put together by ISTA members Paul Nugent & David Keenahan.

Congratulations to Dr Tim Desmond Cork Branch

Congratulations to Dr Tim Desmond who was recently promoted to Assistant Head of Examinations and Assessment Division at Department of Education & Skills. Tim is a great supporter of ISTA and a member of the Cork Branch.

Dr Tony Scott wins People of the Year Award 2012

We are delighted that Dr Tony Scott, co-founder of the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition, has been awarded a People of the Year Award 2012. In January the 49th exhibition will take place at the RDS on 9th - 12th January. Closing date for entries is 1st October.

Google RISE awards program

Google RISE awards program is now open for applications. Funding from $5,000 to $25,000 is on offer to organisations that promote and encourage STEM and Computer Science education.

A Neutron Walks into a Bar!

“Science 140″ is a project that has been using crowdsourcing on Twitter to gather fun and unusual science definitions and explanations within 140 characters – the length of a tweet.

Science Educator of the Year 2012

Sincere thanks to PharmaChemical Ireland for their generous sponsorship of the ISTA Science Educator of the Year Awards. This year's recipient, Mary Mullaghy, was presented with a specially commissioned glass trophy by Dr Oliver Ryan, who set up the awards in 1984, for outstanding voluntary contribution to the Association over many years.

NanOlympics 2012

Nanolympics: Where sport and science collide in a tiny tiny adventure!

Craig Venter Lecture ‘What is Life? A 21st Century Perspective’

‘What is Life? A 21st Century Perspective' One of the landmark events of 20th century science was celebrated and reinterpreted for the 21st century in Trinity College Dublin on the evening of Thursday 12th July as part of the Science in the City.

ISTA Annual Conference

Fri, 12 Apr 2013 - Sun, 14 Apr 2013

The ISTA Annual Conference 2013 will take place on 12th - 14th April in Gorey, Co Wexford. Registration opens on Saturday at 9am in Gorey Community School.
Some of the high profile scientists that we hope to have in attendance so far are:

Interview with Professor Rolf-Dieter Heuer of CERN

On July 4th, scientists at CERN (the European Organization for Nuclear Research) announced they had discovered what looked like the ‘Higgs Boson’. One week later, Rolf-Dieter Heuer, Director General of CERN, visited Dublin on the occasion of the ESOF (European Science Open Forum).

International Research Group on Physics Teaching

GIREP is an international membership organisation (founded in 1966), open to individuals with a concern to improve the teaching of physics. Newsletters now available to view on line!

ETS Walton Sculpture Design Unveiled

The design of a new campus sculpture to commemorate Trinity’s Nobel Laureate and former Professor E.T.S. Walton, has been officially unveiled by the Provost, Prof Patrick Prendergast.

Women in Science

For much of human history, women were officially excluded from the scientific realm. However, in spite of their invisibility in the history narrative, this did not mean that science was exclusively a man’s world!

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