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ISTA Annual Conference

Date: 
Fri, 12 Apr 2013 - Sun, 14 Apr 2013

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:


Interview with Professor Rolf-Dieter Heuer of CERN

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).


International Research Group on Physics Teaching

GIREP is an international membership organisation (founded in 1966), open to individuals with a concern to improve the teaching of physics. Newsletters now available to view on line!


ETS Walton Sculpture Design Unveiled

The design of a new campus sculpture to commemorate Trinity’s Nobel Laureate and former Professor E.T.S. Walton, has been officially unveiled by the Provost, Prof Patrick Prendergast.


Ingenious Dublin Walking Tours

10 things you might not know about Dublin!
Are you curious? Think you know Dublin? Come on one of the unique Dublin walking tours, and hear stories you've never heard before. You'll be amazed!


Women in Science

For much of human history, women were officially excluded from the scientific realm. However, in spite of their invisibility in the history narrative, this did not mean that science was exclusively a man’s world!


Google in Education

Google have recently launched three new education resources. Google in Education booklet, revamped website, and Google+ Page will help educators, students, and parents find Google resources that are useful to them.


PharmaChemical Ireland Teacher Awards 2012

Congratulations to Crana College, Buncrana, Co. Donegal, who were awarded the first place prize of €1,200 for their Science department in the 2012 ISTA PharmaChemical Ireland Teacher Awards. 


ISTA 50th Annual Conference 2012

THANK YOU to ALL those involved in the ISTA 50th Annual Conference 2012. Scibernia has a podcast from the AGM, where they interviewed Yvonne Higgins, Humphrey Jones & Bob Becker.


NCCA LC Syllabi Consultation Report

The NCCA consultation report on the revised LC Biology, Chemistry and Physics syllabi


Request for photos!

The editor of SCIENCE is looking for photos for the cover of our Science Journal. Anything with a science theme is acceptable. If you would like your photo published please forward an electronic copy to  Rory Geoghegan. rorylgeoghegan@gmail.com


Revised Syllabi Consultation Reports

Following the successful consultation meetings held with members in branches around the country throughout the month of September, overall reports in each of the subject areas were prepared by the relevant subject subcommittee convenors; Ms. Una Moroney (Biology), Mr. John Daly (Chemistry) and Mr. Sean Finn (Physics). 


TPN Branch Events

All branches - TPN 4 forms outlining branch events for the coming year must now be submitted to Assistant Treasurer Mr. John Lucey. Further details available at www.tpnetworks.ie


SFI Speakers for Schools

A list of SFI funded researchers who have agreed to make school visits to advance public understanding of science & engineering is available on SFI website. Ideal for Transition Year Science!


Discontinued Use Of Chemicals

The following update regarding Circular 0014/2011 Discontinued Use of Chemicals was received from the Qualifications, Curriculum and Assessment Policy Unit of the DES:


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