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.
Google RISE awards program is now open for applications. Funding from $5,000 to $25,000 is on offer to organisations that promote and encourage STEM and Computer Science education.
Sincere thanks to PharmaChemical Ireland for their generous sponsorship of the ISTA Science Educator of the Year Awards. This year's recipient, Mary Mullaghy, was presented with a specially commissioned glass trophy by Dr Oliver Ryan, who set up the awards in 1984, for outstanding voluntary contribution to the Association over many years.
Following the huge success of Caith amach é 2011/2012, which toured over 75 schools in 24 counties, High Rock Productions are also developing a New Junior Cert Science show. It's a murder mystery which is solved by using the Junior Cert Science Course.
‘What is Life? A 21st Century Perspective' One of the landmark events of 20th century science was celebrated and reinterpreted for the 21st century in Trinity College Dublin on the evening of Thursday 12th July as part of the Science in the City.
The ISTA Annual Conference 2013 will take place on 12th - 14th April in Gorey, Co Wexford. Registration opens on Saturday at 9am in Gorey Community School.
Some of the high profile scientists that we hope to have in attendance so far are:
On July 4th, scientists at CERN (the European Organization for Nuclear Research) announced they had discovered what looked like the ‘Higgs Boson’. One week later, Rolf-Dieter Heuer, Director General of CERN, visited Dublin on the occasion of the ESOF (European Science Open Forum).