At ITLG Global Tech Summit held in DCU recently, Brian MacCraith, Craig Barrett, Mary Moloney and Michael Murphy discussed new sources of innovation emerging from collaborative environments, such as Hackathons, Coderdojo, eLearning and digital learning structures.
Congratulations Niamh Nyhan, Ellen Fitzgerald and Aoife Dolan, Sacred Heart Secondary School, Clonakilty who won a Gold Medal at the 7th International Sustainability Olympiad INESPO 2015. Ellen, Niamh and Aoife were the overall winners of the SEAI award at the SciFest National Final 2014. Their prize was to compete in INESPO 2015 in Amsterdam.
The line-up for this year's Robert Boyle Summer School includes internationally distinguished speakers. The uniting theme of this years school is the past present and future of scientific communication. There is also a range of social events including a BBQ at the Lismore Castle Stableyard with local produce and traditional music and dance.
One day course for Chemistry Teachers on Industrial Chemistry and Atmospheric Chemistry in the Leaving Certificate Chemistry syllabus will take place in the Eureka Centre in UCC. In addition, a laboratory practical session on the new practical work in the revised Leaving Certificate Chemistry syllabus will take place as well as a visit to the BASF plant.
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The 7th INESPO (International Environment & Sustainability Project Olympiad) international olympiad takes place from 31st May - 5th June in Amsterdam. It is intended for students between 13 and 18 years with the goal to involve them bring communal consensus on social environmental values and to eventually eliminate the environmental problems through education.