SciFest 2013 was launched in Davis College, Mallow, Co Cork by local TD Sean Sherlock, Minister of State at Department of Enterprise, Jobs & Innovation and Department of Education & Skills with responsibility for Research & Innovation. Entry forms available to download from the new website www.scifest.ie
Congratulations to Padraig Buggy from Belvedere College on winning ISTA special award on his project entitled "Does musical instrument playing or intense sport among male teenagers affect spirometric lung indices compared with their sedentary counterparts?"
Congratulations to Emer Hickey, Ciara Judge & Sophie Healy-Throw from Kinsale Community School who were the overall winners of the BTYSE.
Congratulations to the winners of the ISTA Senior Science Quiz National Final which was held in Trinity College. Thanks to all the students who participated, ISTA teachers who attended, our guest quizmaster Arlene O'Neill and our special guests, Philip Watt CEO of Cystic Fibrosis Ireland and Charlie Dolan, Honorary President of ISTA.
Congratulations to Simon Bluett who won the SciFest Grand Award. He will represent Ireland and SciFest at Intel ISEF in Pittsburgh USA next May!
ISTA are delighted to support the “Science 140″ project. Using crowdsourcing on Twitter to gather fun and unusual science definitions and explanations within 140 characters,
Record numbers attended Frontiers of Physics in Trinity College which was organised by the Institute of Physics Ireland. A comprehensive program of events was put together by ISTA members Paul Nugent & David Keenahan.
Congratulations to Dr Tim Desmond who was recently promoted to Assistant Head of Examinations and Assessment Division at Department of Education & Skills. Tim is a great supporter of ISTA and a member of the Cork Branch.
We are delighted that Dr Tony Scott, co-founder of the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition, has been awarded a People of the Year Award 2012. In January the 49th exhibition will take place at the RDS on 9th - 12th January. Closing date for entries is 1st October.