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School Student Physics Award 2016

School Student Physics Award are for second-level schools in Ireland and Northern Ireland.

Teacher of Physics Award 2016

The Teacher of Physics award recognises outstanding service in the teaching of physics. The Institute of Physics regularly presents awards to teachers of physics (at second level) in Ireland and the United Kingdom. List of previous winners here!

Science in School

Science in School - the European Journal for Science Teachers!

Physics Hooks Series

The Physics Hooks Series offers science educators a collection of videos that capture novel and engaging aspects of Physics. The hooks aim to grab the learner’s attention by capturing what is interesting and engaging about a range of science topics.

SciFest Launch 2016

SciFest 2016 launched. New Online Entry Forms now available. Smiley Box!

Bringing STEM to Light: Teaching about Light & Optics

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.

Generation Innovation

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.

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.

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