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Where are they now?

Dick Ahlstrom, Science Editor with The Irish Times finds out what the past 49 young scientist winners are up to now!

FIONN - Ireland's new supercomputer

Minister Seán Sherlock TD, Minister for Research and Innovation announced Ireland’s latest supercomputer called FIONN at the Dunsink Observatory in November. The name, chosen by Oscar O’Donoghue, a student from DCU CoderDojo, stems from Fionnachtana (Irish for Discovery) and Fionn mac Cumhaill.

AMBER launches NanoWOW for Primary Science

AMBER launched NanoWOW for Primary School students, to introduce the world of nanoscience.

Marsh's Library

Congratulations to ISTA member, Nicola McCarty, chemistry teacher at Stratford College on winning Curious Experiments Competition with Marsh's Library. 

International Junior Science Olympiad 2013

Congratulations to the Irish team at the International Junior Science Olympiad in Pune, India. The six-member team arrived back with 4 bronze medals. Dr Paraic James from DCU is the National organiser.

Institute of Physics in Ireland Silver Medal 2013

Congratulations to Gleb Dzhus from CBS in Cork, who was presented with the IoPI silver medal for coming first in Physics in the Leaving Certificate 2013.

SciFest Annual National Awards 2013

Congratulations to Paul Clarke from St Paul's College, Raheny and his teacher Dr Brian Smyth, Dublin Branch Treasurer, who won the top prize at the SciFest 2013 Annual Awards. They will represent Ireland at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair in Los Angeles in May 2


SCIENTIX – the community for science education in Europe – was created to facilitate regular dissemination and sharing of know-how and best practices in science education across the European Union. Check out the New SCIENTIX blog page!

Clean Tech Competition 2014

The Clean Tech Competition is a unique, worldwide research and design challenge for pre-college youth. The competition is designed to foster a deeper understanding of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) related concepts, recognise outstanding talent, and prepare the next generation of globally competitive innovators.

National Finals of ISTA Senior Science Quiz 2013

Thanks to all who participated in the National Finals of the ISTA Senior Science Quiz in Trinity on Saturday 30th November. The quiz was generously sponsored by PharmaChemical Ireland. Thanks also to Trinity College for providing the excellent venue, to Aoibhinn Ni Shuilleabhain who was guest presenter and Sean Duke, author of the newly published 'How Irish Scientists changed the World'. The year's associated charity was Irish Heart & Lung Transplant Association.

STEM Education Review Group

The Minister for Research and Innovation, Seán Sherlock, TD, announced the launch of a STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) Education Review Group, which is expected to prepare a report on STEM education in Ireland over the next six months. 

'Apples and Atoms' Walton sculpture

A sculpture celebrating the life and work of Ernest Walton, Ireland's only Nobel laureate for science and a former Trinity College Dublin graduate and professor, has been officially unveiled at the college outside the Physics Department.

Idea for Science School Tour - MakeShop at the Science Gallery -

The combination of Science Galleryand Makeshop makes for an informative and practical day out for school groups of all ages.

Track the Spread of Flu in Ireland

A new website has been set up and is being hosted at NUI Galway and aims to Track the Spread of Seasonal Flu in Ireland. The initiative is a collaboration between National University of Ireland, Galway, the 

The Irish Laboratory Awards 2013

The winners of The Irish Laboratory Awards were announced at a ceremony on Tuesday 3rd November in The Burlington Hotel. We were delighted to act as strategic partners. Congratulations to all involved.

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