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Science Video Competition

Get students to make a 3 minute video presenting any topic related to Genetics, Evolution or Ecology! Deadline for online submission is 28th February 2015.


Science & Technology in Action

The 10th edition of Science & Technology in Action was recently launched by Minister for Education and Skills, Jan O'Suillivan. It should now be in all schools and has various on line resources that should be of value to teachers when preparing a Transition Year Science programme or getting ideas for projects to enter competitions such as SciFest & Young Scientist.


SMART Futures

Smart Futures is a government-industry programme providing science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) careers information to second-level students, parents, teachers and careers guidance counsellors in Ireland.


Pumped Film Competition 2015

Bayer, the Irish Heart Foundation and the Federation of Irish Sport have teamed up to provide students with the opportunity to tell from their perspective how they feel about a range of important health & fitness topics.


Institute of Physics in Ireland Silver Medal 2014

Four students shared the top place in physics in the 2014 Leaving Certificate, while a student from Belfast took the top award in Northern Ireland A-Level physics. Minister for Skills, Research and Innovation, Damien English, presented the Institute of Physics in Ireland silver medals to the students at an event in the RDS on 9th December.


Access Science: calling all citizen scientists

Access Science: calling all citizen scientists. Contact us at science@irishtimes.com or on Twitter @dickahlstrom with your scientific input, observations and questions you would like answered.


SSPC National Crystal Growing Competition

To celebrate International Year of Crystallography, the Synthesis and Solid State Pharmaceutical Centre (SSPC), has launched a national crystal growing competition, which is open to primary and post-primary students in Ireland!


The Irish Lab Awards 2014

The Winners of the Irish Laboratory Awards 2014 have been announced. Well done to CBS, Kilkenny who were shortlisted and will receive a finalist certificate. This is three in a row for CBS. Already winners in the ISTA Senior Science Quiz, next week Simon Kieran Bluett, one of their students will receive a gold medal from IoP for top result in the Leaving Cert Physics 2014.


ISTA Senior Science Quiz - National Final 2014

Congratulations and well done to all 48 teams who participated in the National Finals of the ISTA Senior Science Quiz which is sponsored by PharmaChemical Ireland. 

1st: St Andrew's College, Dublin
2nd: Ard Scoil Ris, Limerick
3rd: CBS, Kilkenny
4th: St Gerard's Bray
5th: Blackrock College


Google Code-in

Google Code-in, the global, online contest introducing 13-17 year students to open source software development. Google Code-in 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.


ICI Chemistry Newsletter Competition 2015

This is the International Year of Crystallography. Chemistry students are invited to write a newsletter for the Institute of Chemistry of Ireland on the topic. Full details attached.


Design your Nano gear 2015

AMBER's annual poster competition is open to both Primary and Secondary Schools. 'Design your Nano gear'. Great prizes - see attached flyer. Resources also available from their website.


The Teaching Council

CPD Consultation Questionnaire for registered teachers now available. Please share your thoughts to help inform ours. The questionnaire will be open until January 16th 2015.


SciFest 2014 National Finals

Congratulations to Christopher Carragher from Our Lady's Secondary School, Castleblaney, Co Monaghan who won the SciFest National Final for


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