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.
‘What is Life? A 21st Century Perspective' One of the landmark events of 20th century science was celebrated and reinterpreted for the 21st century in Trinity College Dublin on the evening of Thursday 12th July as part of the Science in the City.
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:
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).
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 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.
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.