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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.


Science & Technology in Action

Science and Technology in Action (STA) annually produce a set of industry led lessons, designed to support the teaching of science and related subjects in second level schools.


Register Today for Free* Research Tour in September 2015

Saffron Travel run an exclusive Science Programme in Belgium and are offering a free research tour for teachers. Register here for more information and you will be contacted with full itinerary details. Bookings are based on a first come first served basis.
*Accomodation and Activities throughout the research tour will be free but delegates are responsible for arranging their own flights.


9th Chemistry Demonstration Workshop for Teachers

Sponsored by the SSPC, the Faculty of Science and Engineering and Dept. of Chemical and Environmental Sciences, University of Limerick and Pharmachemical Ireland, the 9th Chemistry Demonstration Workshop will be held at the University of Limerick on the 15th-19th June. Registration now open!


IoP School Student Physics Award

Does your school have an annual prize day? Is there a prize for Physics? Would you like to reward and acknowledge the efforts of a special student in your class?


ICI Medal Award

Congratulation to Donnacha Mac Gearailt, on obtaining the highest marks in last year's Leaving Cert Honours Chemistry paper! He is pictured receiving his medal from Pat Hobbs, President of The Institute of Chemistry of ireland, at the ISTA Annual Conference in Cork. His paper was selected by the SEC. He is now studying Pharmacy in UCC.


EUMETSAT Minecraft Competition

EUMETSAT, a global operational satellite agency that gathers satellite data on weather, climate and the environment, has launched a Minecraft satellite-building competition for 6-16 year olds called Build a weather satellite in Minecraft’.


Zayed Future Energy Prize worth €100,000

The Zayed Future Energy Prize recognises individuals, organisations, and schools who have contributed significantly to the fields of renewable energy and sustainability. 2016 will be the 8th year of the award. 


Professional Diploma in Mathematics for Teaching

EPI*STEM, The National Centre for STEM Education formerly known as NCE-MSTL at the UL is pleased to announce that the 2 year part-time Professional Diploma in Mathematics for Teaching (Level 8) will run again in September.


Maths Counts 2015 Conference

Maths Counts 2015 will be on 17th & 18th April - registration still open.


Design your Nano gear winners 2015

Top prize in the secondary school category went to Jack Thurk 2nd year, St. Columba's College, Dublin, for his design of a scrum cap that can alert players and staff to potential head injuries in real time, as a rugby match is being played.


Assessment for Learning in STEM Teaching

A free online course led by Dylan Wiliam and Christine Harrison, to help STEM teachers get to grips with Assessment for Learning.


International Year of Light 2015

2015 has been designated UNESCO International Year of Light and Light Based Technologies. Events will be organised both at National and International Level - so watch this space!


Boole2School

November 2nd 2015 is the 200th anniversary year of  George Boole’s birthday. If you have ideas or suggestions about how you might like to celebrate the centenary in your school or region please email Ruairí Ó Céilleachair at boole200project@gmail.com
The goal of the Boole2School  Project is: “To grow awareness and prompt curiosity among Irish children and students of the impact of Irish science on the quality of modern life, exemplified by the unique contribution of Boole, with particular emphasis on disciplines of mathematics, computer science and engineering underpinning ICT.”


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