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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!

Google in Education

Google have recently launched three new education resources. Google in Education booklet, revamped website, and Google+ Page will help educators, students, and parents find Google resources that are useful to them.

ISTA 50th Annual Conference 2012

THANK YOU to ALL those involved in the ISTA 50th Annual Conference 2012. Scibernia has a podcast from the AGM, where they interviewed Yvonne Higgins, Humphrey Jones & Bob Becker.

NCCA LC Syllabi Consultation Report

The NCCA consultation report on the revised LC Biology, Chemistry and Physics syllabi

Request for photos!

The editor of SCIENCE is looking for photos for the cover of our Science Journal. Anything with a science theme is acceptable. If you would like your photo published please forward an electronic copy to  Rory Geoghegan.

Revised Syllabi Consultation Reports

Following the successful consultation meetings held with members in branches around the country throughout the month of September, overall reports in each of the subject areas were prepared by the relevant subject subcommittee convenors; Ms. Una Moroney (Biology), Mr. John Daly (Chemistry) and Mr. Sean Finn (Physics). 

TPN Branch Events

All branches - TPN 4 forms outlining branch events for the coming year must now be submitted to Assistant Treasurer Mr. John Lucey. Further details available at

SFI Speakers for Schools

A list of SFI funded researchers who have agreed to make school visits to advance public understanding of science & engineering is available on SFI website. Ideal for Transition Year Science!

Discontinued Use Of Chemicals

The following update regarding Circular 0014/2011 Discontinued Use of Chemicals was received from the Qualifications, Curriculum and Assessment Policy Unit of the DES:

ELEMENTS: The Chemistry of Life

Science Gallery’s flagship summer exhibition, ELEMENTS: THE BEAUTY OF CHEMISTRY, opened on Friday July 15th. ELEMENTS will take on the iconic periodic table and invite you to feel the chemistry.

Helping young people choose ICT careers

The Future and Emerging Technologies (FET) scheme of the European Commission wants to help young people to understand what their options are, and bring across some of the excitement of people who have a passion for science and technology.

Consultation on Junior Cycle Curriculum

A summary of the Junior Cycle Consultation Findings is now available on the NCCA website.

Revised Senior Science Syllabi

Consultation Meetings on the Revised Senior Science Syllabi will take place in September in your local Branches - check out Events for full details. The forum is also open for members to express their views.

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