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GIREP-MPTL Conference

From 7th - 12th July the next GIREP-MPTL Conference takes place in Palermo, Italy for Physics teachers.
 


Minister for Research Seán Sherlock to consider merits of joining CERN

Minister for Research Sean Sherlock has asked his department to carry out a review of Ireland's international engagement on research and innovation, with particular attention to the costs and benefits of joining CERN.


Junior Cycle Student Award

Minister for Education and Skills, Ruairi Quinn, has announced the new name for the reformed Junior Certificate will be the Junior Cycle Student Award (JCSA).


International Year of Crystallography (IYCr2014)

2014 has been declared the International Year of Crystallography (IYCr2014) by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the International Union of Crystallography.


Learn Chemistry Partnership

Learn Chemistry Partnership is a free programme that connects you and your school with the world's leading chemistry community - and all our tools and resources to help you bring chemistry to life in your classroom. 


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.


SciFest Annual National Awards 2013

Congratulations to Paul Clarke from St Paul's College, Raheny and his teacher Dr Brian Smyth, Dublin Branch Treasurer, who won the top prize at the SciFest 2013 Annual Awards. They will represent Ireland at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair in Los Angeles in May 2


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