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2016 Annual Conference 8th-10th April: Science Education in Ireland - New Frontiers

The ISTA annual conference ‘Science Education in Ireland ~ New Frontiers’ will take place from 8th - 10th of April 2016 in The Strand Hotel, Limerick and Limerick Institute of Technology. Radio interview with Amber Gell. 
Registration is now open and must be done on line

Space Summer School in Greece 2016

As part of an EU Space Awareness Project there will be a teacher summer course held for primary and secondary teachers in Greece 3rd - 8th July. Teachers can apply for ERASMUS funding to attend. Deadline for applications is Tuesday 2nd February at 12.00 noon.

BTYSTE Winners 2016

Congratulations to the winners of the 52nd BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition, Maria Louise Fufezan and Diana Bura from Loreto Secondary School, Balbriggan. They won in the Biological and Ecological Sciences category at Intermediate Level, with their project entitled 'An Investigation into the Effects of Enzymes used in Animal Feed Additives on the Lifespan of Caenorhabditis Elegans'Their teacher Dr Niamh McNally won a Best Teacher Award and is a member of the Dublin Branch of ISTA. Their school won best school. A great achievement for all concerned.

ISTA Special Award 2016

Congratulations to Rebecca Phillips, member of the Limerick Branch, and her students from Scoil Mhuire agus Ide on winning the ISTA Special Award at the BTYSTE.

BT Teacher Award 2016

Huge congratulations to Yvonne Higgins, Past Chairperson of ISTA, on receiving a BT teacher award. 

Engineer's Week 28th Feb - 5th March 2016

Engineers Week is from 28th February - 5th March. Check out events in your area.

Inspiring Science Education Scenario Competition 2015-16

Are you an Inspiring Science Teacher? Would you like to share some of your most inspiring teaching practices? If the answer is yes – then take part in the Inspiring Science Education Scenario Competition 2015–2016 for a chance to take part in our final conference taking place in April in Greece and to win classroom hardware from Vernier.

Education Matters Yearbook 2015-16

The newest edition of Education Matters has been launched by Minister for Education and Skills, Jan O'Suillivan.

Clean Tech Competition 2016 - Making an Impact!

The Clean Tech Competition is an international research and design challenge for 15-18 year old students. This is a prestigious educational opportunity for students across the world that challenges students to be innovative while encouraging their passion for the sciences.

LearnStorm Ireland 2016

MATHletes has been rebranded to LearnStorm Ireland and is now open!

Science Technology in Action

Science and Technology in Action annually produce a set of industry led lessons, designed to support the teaching of science and related subjects in second level schools. The 11th Edition was launched in The Clock Tower, DES, by Minister Damien English TD and should be arriving at your school soon.

Design your Nano Home 2016

The annual AMBER nanoscience poster competition entitled 'Design your Nano Home' is now open for entries from both Primary & Secondary Schools. Closing date: Friday 26th February 2016.

Google Code-in

Google Code-in is a global online contest introducing 13-17 year olds students to open source software development. It is a great way for students to gain real world experience working on an open source project and gain confidence in their skills while having mentors available to help guide them through the contest. Contest launches on Monday 7th December.

ISTA Senior Science Quiz Final 2015

Congratulations and well done to ALL who participated in the the National Finals of the annual ISTA Senior Science Quiz, sponsored by PharmaChemical Ireland, which took place in Trinity College. A special thanks to Dr Conor O’Brien, current President of ISTA and Dr Aoibhínn Ní Shuilleabhain who acted as quizmaster.

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