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 email@example.com
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.”
This year's ISTA Annual Conference will take place in the Eureka Centre in UCC over the weekend of March 27th - 29th. To avail of Early Bird you should book early. Special membership rates! Click here for the Conference Website!
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
The first International Conference on Mobile Technology in Initial Teacher Education was be held in the Galway Bay Hotel on Saturday 24th January.
On Wednesday, 21 January the first Junior Problem Solving Quiz, hosted by the IAMTA, will be held in a number of venues around the country. The quiz will cover all aspects of the Mathematics and Physics Junior Certificate curricula.
Irish Science Teachers' Association award presented by Mr Charlie Dolan, President of ISTA, to Annie Regan from St. Nathy's College, Roscommon, for her project 'Analysing Le Chatelier's Principle'.
Congratulations to Ian O'Suillivan and Eimear Murphy from Coláiste Treasa who won the top prize at the 51st BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition with their Social & Behavioural project 'Alcohol Consumption: Does the apple fall far from the tree?" Congratulations also to their teacher, Derry O'Donovan, is a member of the Cork Branch of ISTA.
Central Bank issues coin commemorating Ernest Walton and gives special award at BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition.