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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.

Citizen Science

National Cat Survey - the results are in! The Irish Times linked up with Dr Aoife McLysaght from Trinity College to do a citizen science survey on cats.

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.

Living the WildLife

Emmy award winning cameraman Colin Stafford-Johnson returns to RTÉ for another exciting season of Living the Wildlife. Now in its seventh year, this inspiring series takes us to the four corners of Ireland as we meet a wealth of fascinating characters and film some incredible new species. Once again, Colin takes us on an extraordinary wildlife journey of discovery that shines a light on the unique beauty of the Irish landscape as well as the diversity of the wildlife that surrounds us.

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!


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
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.”

Google Science Fair 2015

The fifth annual Google Science Fair, kicked off on February 18th. Together with LEGO Education, National Geographic, Scientific American and Virgin Galactic, Google is calling on all young researchers, explorers, builders, technologists and inventors to try something ambitious. Something that might just change the world around us.

Inspiring Science Education Competition 2015

2015 is the International Year of Light. This competition is about recognising best practice by teachers and pupils in using Inspiring Science Education (ISE) resources in projects focused on the topic of light.

Inspiring Science Education EU project

Dublin City University is currently working with the EU Inspiring Science Education (ISE) project in the development of engaging elearning resources for science classes. In February DCU will be holding an information webinar for schools interested in availing of digital resources and class plans developed in line with the Irish science curriculum. If your school is interested in obtaining more information please contact

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