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Science Demos!

Our friend Alom Shaha has a new site with resources and video clips which you might find useful http://sciencedemo.org 


BT Young Scientist 2014

Congratulations to Paul Clarke from St Paul's College, Raheny, Dublin, on winning the BT Young Scientist & Technology Competition 2014. His teacher is Dr Brian Smyth, past Chair and current Treasurer of the Dublin Branch of ISTA. Co-incidently Paul also won the SciFest National Final this year.


Teachers are fundamental to the Young Scientist!

Dr Tony Scott, co-founder of the BTYSTE acknowledges the huge contribution made by teachers to the competition. "Without teachers I don't think that there could be a young scientist competition, they are absolutely fundamental to the whole lot".


Where are they now?

Dick Ahlstrom, Science Editor with The Irish Times finds out what the past 49 young scientist winners are up to now!


FIONN - Ireland's new supercomputer

Minister Seán Sherlock TD, Minister for Research and Innovation announced Ireland’s latest supercomputer called FIONN at the Dunsink Observatory in November. The name, chosen by Oscar O’Donoghue, a student from DCU CoderDojo, stems from Fionnachtana (Irish for Discovery) and Fionn mac Cumhaill.


AMBER launches NanoWOW for Primary Science

AMBER launched NanoWOW for Primary School students, to introduce the world of nanoscience.


Marsh's Library

Congratulations to ISTA member, Nicola McCarty, chemistry teacher at Stratford College on winning Curious Experiments Competition with Marsh's Library. 


International Junior Science Olympiad

Congratulations to the Irish team at the International Junior Science Olympiad in Pune, India. The six-member team arrived back with 4 bronze medals. Dr Paraic James from DCU is the National organiser.


Institute of Physics in Ireland Silver Medal

Congratulations to Gleb Dzhus from CBS in Cork, who was presented with the IoPI silver medal for coming first in Physics in the Leaving Certificate 2013.


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