MATHletes Challenge 2014 is a pioneering maths tournament for Ireland based on the Khan Academy approach to learning and teaching maths. Students from 5th and 6th class in primary school and 1st to 3rd year in secondary school junior cycle compete online and face to face against their peers, with over €20,000 in prizes and the title of MATHletes Challenge Champion 2014 on offer.
The 2014 Annual Conference took place in NUI Galway on 11th-13th April. The European Commissioner for Research, Innovation and Science Maire Geoghegan Quinn gave a keynote address at the opening on Friday 11th in Aula Maxima in NUI Galway to a packed Aula Maxima. Thanks to everyone for a great weekend.
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Minister for Research Sean Sherlock has asked his department to carry out a review of Ireland's international engagement on research and innovation, with particular attention to the costs and benefits of joining CERN.
2014 has been declared the International Year of Crystallography (IYCr2014) by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the International Union of Crystallography.
Learn Chemistry Partnership is a free programme that connects you and your school with the world's leading chemistry community - and all our tools and resources to help you bring chemistry to life in your classroom.
Congratulations to Paul Clarke from St Paul's College, Raheny, Dublin, on winning the BT Young Scientist & Technology Competition 2014. His teacher is Dr Brian Smyth, past Chair and current Treasurer of the Dublin Branch of ISTA. Co-incidently Paul also won the SciFest National Final this year.