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ESA/GTTP Teacher Training Workshop 2015

The sixth ESA/GTTP Teacher Training Workshop will be held at the European Space Research and Technology Centre (ESTEC) in Noordwijk, the Netherlands, 23rd - 27th November 2015. The deadline for receipt of applications is 21st September 2015.

IUCr Crystal growing competition

Following the great success of the IYCr2014 a worldwide competition, is now open to all school children, to introduce students to the exciting, challenging and sometimes frustrating world of growing crystals. Entrants must submit a video. Details on line. Closing date: 22nd November 2015. 

ICASE Conference 2016

The ICASE World STE Conference will take place in Turkey on November 1st - 5th 2016

Science on Stage

Science on Stage is a European initiative designed to encourage teachers from across Europe to share best practice in science teaching. 

SciFest 2015

ISTA is delighted to sponsor SciFest. This has been the most successful year yet with 7200 students entering over 3060 projects. Since SciFest was launched nationwide in 2008 more than 32,200 second-level students have participated in the programme.

NASA Ames Space Settlement Contest

Congratulations to students from John Scottus Primary School, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4, who were one of the winners in the NASA Ames Space Settlement Contest recently.

I'm a Scientist and I'm an Engineer

I'm a Scientist andI'm an Engineer will be running in Ireland this November to blow away the mad scientist stereotype and show students a slice of real science and engineering. 

MEd in Science Education

Trinity College is running a new MEd in Science Education. There are a limited number of places. Full details attached.

ITLG Global Tech Summit - Innovation and the Education Opportunity

At ITLG Global Tech Summit held in DCU recently, Brian MacCraith, Craig Barrett, Mary Moloney and Michael Murphy discussed new sources of innovation emerging from collaborative environments, such as Hackathons, Coderdojo, eLearning and digital learning structures

How do we monitor the weather from space?

EUMETSAT have recently produced a new cartoon about how satellites monitor the weather from space. It explains how weather satellites work, out in the harsh environment of space, and how the data they collect is used for weather forecasts. 

SciFest Gold Medal award winners at the 7th International Sustainability Olympiad INESPO 2015

Congratulations Niamh Nyhan, Ellen Fitzgerald and Aoife Dolan, Sacred Heart Secondary School, Clonakilty who won a Gold Medal at the 7th International Sustainability Olympiad INESPO 2015. Ellen, Niamh and Aoife were the overall winners of the SEAI award at the SciFest National Final 2014. Their prize was to compete in INESPO 2015 in Amsterdam.

Robert Boyle Summer School 2015

The line-up for this year's Robert Boyle Summer School includes internationally distinguished speakers. The uniting theme of this years school is the past present and future of scientific communication. There is also a range of social events including a BBQ at the Lismore Castle Stableyard with local produce and traditional music and dance.

Wind Energy Workshops

Learn Renewables have a suite of 2015 courses for primary and secondary school teachers.

One Day Course on Industrial Chemistry and Atmospheric Chemistry

One day course for Chemistry Teachers on Industrial Chemistry and Atmospheric Chemistry in the Leaving Certificate Chemistry syllabus will take place in the Eureka Centre in UCC. In addition, a laboratory practical session on the new practical work in the revised Leaving Certificate Chemistry syllabus will take place as well as a visit to the BASF plant.

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