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 Royal Irish Academy will present a Discourse titled ‘(Still) Disagreeing about Climate Change: What way forward?’ with Mike Hulme, Professor of Climate and Culture in the Department of Geography, King’s College London on Monday 28th September at 6pm in Academy House, 19 Dawson Street, Dublin 2 D02 HH58. Advance booking available here.
The call for Expressions of Interest for the RDS Primary Science Fair 2016 is now open and will close on Wednesday 7th October.
As part of the celebrations for the International Year of Light, the Institute of Chemistry Annual Newsletter Competition theme this year is Photochemistry. Closing date Friday 18th December - full details attached.