FREE online CPD course from "Bringing STEM to Light: Teaching about Light and Optics". A self-paced 5 week course is designed for both formal and informal educators who want to teach children ages 6-14 about the science of light and optics.
Nominations are now open for the annual Generation Innovation Night of Ambition on Wednesday March 2nd (5pm – 8.30pm) at St. George’s Market in Belfast. Schools and colleges are welcome to nominate teenagers who excel in a range of different areas from science and technology, to entrepreneurship and selling, from art and design to engineering and maths.
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 www.istaconference.com
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.
Huge congratulations to Yvonne Higgins, Past Chairperson of ISTA, on receiving a BT teacher award.
SAILS new website: inquiry & assessment units, framework and many videos was officially launched by MEP Seán Kelly.