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The Irish Lab Awards 2014

The Winners of the Irish Laboratory Awards 2014 have been announced. Well done to CBS, Kilkenny who were shortlisted and will receive a finalist certificate. This is three in a row for CBS. Already winners in the ISTA Senior Science Quiz, next week Simon Kieran Bluett, one of their students will receive a gold medal from IoP for top result in the Leaving Cert Physics 2014.


ISTA Senior Science Quiz - National Final 2014

Congratulations and well done to all 48 teams who participated in the National Finals of the ISTA Senior Science Quiz which is sponsored by PharmaChemical Ireland. 

1st: St Andrew's College, Dublin
2nd: Ard Scoil Ris, Limerick
3rd: CBS, Kilkenny
4th: St Gerard's Bray
5th: Blackrock College


Google Code-in

Google Code-in, the global, online contest introducing 13-17 year students to open source software development. Google Code-in 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.


ICI Chemistry Newsletter Competition 2015

This is the International Year of Crystallography. Chemistry students are invited to write a newsletter for the Institute of Chemistry of Ireland on the topic. Full details attached.


Design your Nano gear 2015

AMBER's annual poster competition is open to both Primary and Secondary Schools. 'Design your Nano gear'. Great prizes - see attached flyer. Resources also available from their website.


The Teaching Council

CPD Consultation Questionnaire for registered teachers now available. Please share your thoughts to help inform ours. The questionnaire will be open until January 16th 2015.


SciFest 2014 National Finals

Congratulations to Christopher Carragher from Our Lady's Secondary School, Castleblaney, Co Monaghan who won the SciFest National Final for


RSC Global Experiment

As part of the International Year of Crystallography, RSC are running a Global Experiment on growing crystals. Details attached.


Nanotechnology Around Us

Nanotechnology is an emerging technology that exploits the peculiar properties of matter at the nanoscale. Some applications are around us already; some more will become available in the future.


Laboratory Experiments for the Classroom

Systems Biology Ireland (University College Dublin) and Biomedical Diagnostics Institute (Dublin City University) are offering secondary school science and biology teachers a unique opportunity to participate in the Amgen Biotech Experience, Ireland.


Periodic Table of Lessons

Prof Martyn Poliakoff and the team from The Periodic Table of Elements videos have linked up with TED-Ed and produced Periodic Table lessons.


Physics Buskers

Are you a science enthusiast? Would you like to bring science to the streets, parks and fields of Ireland? Come and join our team of Physics Buskers, a merry group of science teachers and scientists, whose mission it is to increase public engagement in science.


European Space Agency Competition

ESA and its Rosetta mission partners are inviting you to suggest a name for the site where lander Philae will touch down on Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko on 12 November.


SFI Scientists Celebrate the Power of Science

Scientists at Science Foundation Ireland’s seven Research Centres around the country are planning to Celebrate the Power of Science during Science Week. There will be something for all ages, from robotics to photonics, from crystals to disgusting digestion, from nanotechnology to big data, from global warming to smashing science movies!


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