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Boole2School

November 2nd 2015 is the 200th anniversary year of  George Boole’s birthday. If you have ideas or suggestions about how you might like to celebrate the centenary in your school or region please email Ruairí Ó Céilleachair at boole200project@gmail.com
The goal of the Boole2School  Project is: “To grow awareness and prompt curiosity among Irish children and students of the impact of Irish science on the quality of modern life, exemplified by the unique contribution of Boole, with particular emphasis on disciplines of mathematics, computer science and engineering underpinning ICT.”


Google Science Fair 2015

The fifth annual Google Science Fair, kicked off on February 18th. Together with LEGO Education, National Geographic, Scientific American and Virgin Galactic, Google is calling on all young researchers, explorers, builders, technologists and inventors to try something ambitious. Something that might just change the world around us.


Inspiring Science Education Competition 2015

2015 is the International Year of Light. This competition is about recognising best practice by teachers and pupils in using Inspiring Science Education (ISE) resources in projects focused on the topic of light.


PDST Spring Courses

Please find attached flyers for the forthcoming PDST Chemistry & Physics Spring 2015 workshops and practical sessions. 
1. To book a place for the Chemistry Practical Workshop please click here 
2. To book a place for Strategies for introducing and developing difficult topics in LC Chemistry please click here
3. To book a place for the Misconceptions of Physics Workshop please click here
4. To book a place for our What happens next? workshops please click here


Inspiring Science Education EU project

Dublin City University is currently working with the EU Inspiring Science Education (ISE) project in the development of engaging elearning resources for science classes. In February DCU will be holding an information webinar for schools interested in availing of digital resources and class plans developed in line with the Irish science curriculum. If your school is interested in obtaining more information please contact einnovation@dcu.ie


Central Statistics Office Competitions

Two CSO competitions for you and your students.
1. The John Hooper Medal for Statistics - statistical poster. Registration Friday 23rd January.
2. The Alice Perry Medal - apps4gaps competition. Registration date Friday 6th February.


Fame Lab 2015

Find out more about the Regional heats of FameLab 2015 in the attachment. The National Final takes place on April 9th in the Science Gallery Dublin.


MiTE Conference

The first International Conference on Mobile Technology in Initial Teacher Education was be held in the Galway Bay Hotel on Saturday 24th January.


Debating Science Issues

DSI – Debating Science Issues is a dynamic debating competition which invites young people to engage in debate on the cultural, societal and ethical implications of advances in biomedical science.


Froggy Facts Workshop

On Friday 6th February, Froggy Facts Workshops will take place in the National Museum of Ireland – Country Life Turlough Park, Castlebar at 10am -11.45am and 11.45am - 1pm.
                                            


IAMTA Junior Problem Solver Quiz

On Wednesday, 21 January  the first Junior Problem Solving Quiz, hosted by the IAMTA, will be held in a number of venues around the country. The quiz will cover all aspects of the Mathematics and Physics Junior Certificate curricula.


ISTA Award at BTYSTE

Irish Science Teachers' Association award presented by Mr Charlie Dolan, President of ISTA, to Annie Regan from St. Nathy's College, Roscommon, for her project 'Analysing Le Chatelier's Principle'.


Biology for Today: Biotechnology for Life - Symposium for second level biology students

The aim of the symposium is to enrich students’ experience of Biology and Agricultural Science topics. It will also provide them with additional insights into Biotechnology for life. It offers an opportunity to students to appreciate the outcomes of the most up-to-date research in the various biological topics.
Advance booking required.


Tyndall Lectures - Technology Rocks

The 2015 Tyndall Schools' Lecture Series sees Sue McGrath take to the road with her “Technology Rocks”, an innovative, interactive show exploring light, sound, electricity, magnetism and electromagnetism.


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