KidWind are running 3 courses in the first week of July, in Cork, Letterkenny and Dublin. The courses this year will be 2-day workshops and there will be free overnight B&B accommodation for attendees who will be travelling more than 50 miles.
The 3rd annual Robert Boyle Summer School will take place this year 3rd – 6th July at his birthplace of Lismore, Co. Waterford. Programme includes barbecue in Lismore Castle grounds, tour of Jacobean Gardens and costumed re-creation of Boyle's Experiments.
SciFest students are winners at Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) in Los Angeles
Two secondary school students from Ireland won a total of three awards at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) which this year was held this year in Los Angeles from Sunday 11th May to Friday 16th May. Intel ISEF is the world’s largest international pre-college science competition, involving some 1,800 students from over 70 countries competing for a prize fund totalling $5million.
European Commissioner for Research, Innovation and Science, Máire Geoghegan-Quinn launched the campaign with the video message explaining the importance of climate change research in Horizon 2020 and inviting everyone to light a beacon.
A summer workshop for teachers will be held in the SSPC for a week. Expenses will be covered and you will get access to all materials developed. More info on this link http://www.sspc.ie/innovative_education_practice_workshop
The Regional Finals of Senior Science Quiz will take place nationwide on Thursday 13th November at 7.30pm. This is a Members Only event. Details have been emailed to Members. DUBLIN FULL. NUIM almost full - check with local facilitator.
The NCCA are inviting Science teachers to take part in a project to investigate and research assessment using collaborative models. Assessment and Teaching of 21st-Century Skills (ATC21S).
NCCA Sub-committee Reports available in the Members Area under Forums and ISTA Documents!
Invent Nano is a national competition run by AMBER at Trinity College, which challenged secondary school students to come up with their vision of the future using nanotechnology.
A hard copy of the Hyland Report (The design of Leaving Certificate science syllabi in Ireland: an international comparison) at your local Branch meetings.
A report from a meeting held with NCCA on Friday 25th April will be available to members in the next issue of SCIENCE due out in May.
Congratulations to Rory Geoghegan who received PharmaChemical Ireland Science Educator of the Year 2014.