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Inspiring Science Education Scenario Competition 2015-16

Are you an Inspiring Science Teacher? Would you like to share some of your most inspiring teaching practices? If the answer is yes – then take part in the Inspiring Science Education Scenario Competition 2015–2016 for a chance to take part in our final conference taking place in April in Greece and to win classroom hardware from Vernier.

Education Matters Yearbook 2015-16

The newest edition of Education Matters has been launched by Minister for Education and Skills, Jan O'Suillivan.

Clean Tech Competition 2016 - Making an Impact!

The Clean Tech Competition is an international research and design challenge for 15-18 year old students. This is a prestigious educational opportunity for students across the world that challenges students to be innovative while encouraging their passion for the sciences.

LearnStorm Ireland 2016

MATHletes has been rebranded to LearnStorm Ireland and is now open!

Science Technology in Action

Science and Technology in Action annually produce a set of industry led lessons, designed to support the teaching of science and related subjects in second level schools. The 11th Edition was launched in The Clock Tower, DES, by Minister Damien English TD and should be arriving at your school soon.

Design your Nano Home 2016

The annual AMBER nanoscience poster competition entitled 'Design your Nano Home' is now open for entries from both Primary & Secondary Schools. Closing date: Friday 26th February 2016.

Google Code-in

Google Code-in is a global online contest introducing 13-17 year olds students to open source software development. It 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. Contest launches on Monday 7th December.

ISTA Senior Science Quiz Final 2015

Congratulations and well done to ALL who participated in the the National Finals of the annual ISTA Senior Science Quiz, sponsored by PharmaChemical Ireland, which took place in Trinity College. A special thanks to Dr Conor O’Brien, current President of ISTA and Dr Aoibhínn Ní Shuilleabhain who acted as quizmaster.

Sr Mercedes Desmond to receive honorary doctorate from UCC

Congratulations to Sr Mercedes Desmond, one of the pioneers of science education in Ireland and a founding member of ISTA, who received an honorary doctorate from UCC on George Boole Day 2015. Also in the photo are Prof John O'Halloran, Prof Áine Hyland and Dr Declan Kennedy.


The Alice Perry Medal will be awarded to the best working app.

Smart Futures

Smart Futures, the Government-Industry programme promoting science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) careers to secondary school students in Ireland has redeveloped its website and launched a brand new online booking system for secondary schools to requests FREE career talks.

PDST Autumn Workshops

Registration for the PDST Autumn workshops is now open.
1. Biology - Using games and models to teach Biology
2. Chemistry - Misconceptions in Chemistry & Resources
3. Physics - Does your Physics Teaching need a little bite?

SSPC National Crystal Growing Competition

Following the success of the 2014 Synthesis and Solid State Pharmaceutical Centre’s (SSPC) National Crystal Growing Competition, the SSPC has launched the 2015 national crystal growing competition, in partnership with the International Union of Crystallography’s (IUCr) global competition!

Naughton Scholarships

The prestigious Naughton Foundation Scholarships have been announced. From 600 entries 29 students from 24 counties were the lucky recipients. Next year all 26 counties will receive the very generous awards in STEM college courses.

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