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Kid Wind - 2 day workshops in July

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. 


Robert Boyle Summer School 2014

Date: 
Thu, 3 Jul 2014 - Sun, 6 Jul 2014

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 2014 - Berlin Long Night of Science Award

Congratulations to Conor Begley, Coláiste Rís, Dundalk, Co Louth, who won the Berlin Long Night of Science Award via SciFest. Attached is his account of the event.


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.


The Royal Institution

The inimitable Prof Aoife McLysaght speaking at The Royal Institution on 'Copy number variation and the secret of life!'


SciFest founder featured on Science SPIN vlog

Sheila Porter, SciFest founder, is featured on Science SPIN video blog from the ISTA Conference in NUI Galway.


Light a beacon for Climate Change photography competition - win a mini iPad

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.


Innovative Educational Package: Innovation in Medicines

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 


Regional Finals of Senior Science Quiz 2014

Date: 
Thu, 13 Nov 2014

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.


Collaborative Assessment Alliance

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

NCCA Sub-committee Reports available in the Members Area under Forums and ISTA Documents!


ICI Medal for Top LC Chemistry 2013

Congratulations to Kyle Frohna, St Andrews College, Blackrock, Co Dublin, with Hilary Rimbi (Chemistry Teacher) and Pat Hobbs FICI (Institute President)


Invent Nano Winners 2014

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. 


The Hyland Report

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.


PharmaChemical Ireland Science Educator of the Year Award 2014

Congratulations to Rory Geoghegan who received PharmaChemical Ireland Science Educator of the Year 2014.


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