Congratulations to Padraig Buggy from Belvedere College on winning ISTA special award on his project entitled "Does musical instrument playing or intense sport among male teenagers affect spirometric lung indices compared with their sedentary counterparts?"
Congratulations to Emer Hickey, Ciara Judge & Sophie Healy-Throw from Kinsale Community School who were the overall winners of the BTYSE.
Congratulations to the winners of the ISTA Senior Science Quiz National Final which was held in Trinity College. Thanks to all the students who participated, ISTA teachers who attended, our guest quizmaster Arlene O'Neill and our special guests, Philip Watt CEO of Cystic Fibrosis Ireland and Charlie Dolan, Honorary President of ISTA.
Congratulations to Simon Bluett who won the SciFest Grand Award. He will represent Ireland and SciFest at Intel ISEF in Pittsburgh USA next May!
ISTA are delighted to support the “Science 140″ project. Using crowdsourcing on Twitter to gather fun and unusual science definitions and explanations within 140 characters,
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.