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PDST Spring Courses: Physics

Practical Day on the 1st March in Dublin West and 22nd March in Calasanctius College Galway & Using inquiry based learning approach to stimulate student thinking – starts on the 22nd March

PDST Spring Courses: Junior Science

Junior Science: Practical Activities to enhance numeracy and thinking skills in science - starts on the  27th February.

SciFest 2014

SciFest is open to all second-level students. Visit the website for updates


We are delighted that EMC are on board as Silver Sponsors at our upcoming Annual Conference in Galway on April 11th-13th.

Particle Physics Masterclass for LC students

UCD School of Physics International Masterclass 2014 will be held on the 21st of March between 9.30am-4pm. The day will consist of practical lectures, hands-on data analysis, and an international video conference to compare your results live with students in other countries. This activity is open to secondary school students with an interest in studying physics at University level and is FREE. Closing date for applications is 23rd February. 

GIREP-MPTL Conference

From 7th - 12th July the next GIREP-MPTL Conference takes place in Palermo, Italy for Physics teachers.

Minister for Research Seán Sherlock to consider merits of joining CERN

Minister for Research Sean Sherlock has asked his department to carry out a review of Ireland's international engagement on research and innovation, with particular attention to the costs and benefits of joining CERN.

Amgen Science Teacher Training Initiative - Inquiry Based Learning

CASTeL at DCU are running a series of four workshops funded by the Amgen Science Teacher Training Initiative, focused on the teaching and learning of science, in particular chemistry and biology, through an inquiry approach.

Junior Cycle Student Award

Minister for Education and Skills, Ruairi Quinn, has announced the new name for the reformed Junior Certificate will be the Junior Cycle Student Award (JCSA).

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