Congratulations to Sr Mercedes Desmond, one of the pioneers of science education in Ireland and a founding member of ISTA, who received an honorary doctorate from UCC on George Boole Day 2015. Also in the photo are Prof John O'Halloran, Prof Áine Hyland and Dr Declan Kennedy.
Registration for the PDST Autumn workshops is now open.
1. Biology - Using games and models to teach Biology
2. Chemistry - Misconceptions in Chemistry & Resources
3. Physics - Does your Physics Teaching need a little bite?
Following the success of the 2014 Synthesis and Solid State Pharmaceutical Centre’s (SSPC) National Crystal Growing Competition, the SSPC has launched the 2015 national crystal growing competition, in partnership with the International Union of Crystallography’s (IUCr) global competition!
The 34th Annual ChemEd Conference will be held in the Eureka Centre UCC on Saturday 17th October 2015. The theme of the conference is Brilliant Resources and Great Ideas for Teaching Leaving Certificate Chemistry. Earlybird booking now available!
Ireland's Eimear Murphy and Ian O'Sullivan, both aged just 17 and from Coláiste Treasa in Kanturk, Co Cork, have won a major EU science prize for their Social Science project "Alcohol consumption: does the apple fall far from the tree?"
Schools programme for Primary & Post Primary at the National Museum of Ireland. To celebrate the International Year of Light there is ‘The Light Show with Science Ireland'.
Leading environmentalist Duncan Stewart, Olympic pentathlete, Natalya Coyle, and high performance swimmer Bethany Carson, today launched Global Action Plan's innovative 'Water Explorer 2016' programme in the Dublin's National Aquatic Centre. Schools around the country are being encouraged to sign up to the water conservation programme and help save the equivalent of 500 bath tubs of water in those schools taking part by June 2016.
All science teachers are invited to participate in a short course to assist you in teaching the module “Exploring Electronics” to Transition Year students. No previous knowledge of electronics is assumed. The training programme is a collaborative effort between CIT, CEIA and UCC. Teachers who complete the programme will receive full certification and time spent on the programme may be allowed for Croke Park hours depending on local arrangements.
Maths Week Ireland 2015 will take place from 10th – 18th October. It continues to be the largest festival of its kind in the world. In 2014 over 250,000 participated throughout the island of Ireland. Teachers can register the participation of their schools and put their school on the map Click here
Amgen Biotech Experience are offering training in molecular biology experiments for secondary school teachers. Teachers who take part in the training have access to professional grade scientific equipment that they can borrow to teach their students in school.
The fourth annual Zero Robotics Tournament for secondary school students has offically started. This challenge gives the chance to students to improve their programming and problem solving skills by using the SPHERES, the famous volley-ball sized satellites onboard of the ISS.
The call for Expressions of Interest for the RDS Primary Science Fair 2016 is now open and will close on Wednesday 7th October.