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SciFest student has an asteroid named after him after and came second in the world at ISEF 2015

Christopher Carragher from Our Lady’s Secondary School in Castleblaney has got an asteroid named after him. The Monaghan student had an asteroid named after him after he came second in the World award in the Computational Biology and Bioinformatics category at ISEF 2015 which was held in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania this week. Chistopher got to Pennsylvania after winning the SciFest 2014 national final last November. His project was about aiding people with memory loss. Memory Buddy!

Come along and get involved in some Physics Busking!

Next week Physics Busking is hosting a free communications workshop in DCU, while June events will include Bloom in the Phoenix Park and CoderDojo at RDS.

RSC Survey

RSC puts a lot of effort into educational support for science and chemistry teachers and they would really like hear your thoughts as to how well they are hitting their targets on this in Ireland, and how they might do better. Your response to the survey, which examines their activities and approach using the current promotional attached booklet will help them to explore potential improvements.

PharmaChemical Ireland Science Educator of the Year Award 2015

ISTA is delighted that Sheila Porter of SciFest fame has been selected as PharmaChemical Ireland Science Educator of the Year 2015. A member of ISTA since 1971, Sheila has been a member of the Dublin Branch Committee on a number of occassions. Read her story in the May issue of SCIENCE - due out soon!

Amgen Teach Distance Learning Activity

The 3rd Distance Learning Activity (DLA) for the Amgen Teach project will take place during the week of 8th - 12th June 2015 with the title Watermark:The anatomy of an Inquiry Based Science project.

The Walton Club

Unique opportunity for second level students to join Trinity Walton Club on a 10-day science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) camp this summer.

RDS STEM Learning Facilitator programme 15/16

The RDS is calling for Expressions of Interest from Primary school teachers interested in participating in the 2015 /2016 RDS STEM Learning Facilitator programme to become peer-leaders in science and maths primary education.  

CASTeL Science Teaching Summer School

The 5th annual CASTeL Science Teaching Summer School will take place in DCU in June. To register and find more information please email:, register online at or call 01-700 5276.

Light & Shadow

Celebrate the International Year of Light with UCD Science on 23rd May 11am – 3pm. They are offering you an exciting and entertaining programme of talks, exhibits, interactive demonstrations and tours. Light & Shadow allows you to explore light in nature, technology, communication, health and art. Although this is a FREE event you must register in advance in order to attend.

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