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Looking at Biology

Looking at Biology: Teaching & Learning in Post Primary Schools. This composite report provides a detailed insight into students' experience of Biology at Senior Cycle.

ISTA Special Award @BTYSE 2013

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?" 

BTYSE 2013: Girls in Science @RDS!

Congratulations to Emer Hickey, Ciara Judge & Sophie Healy-Throw from Kinsale Community School who were the overall winners of the BTYSE.


NUI Galway’s School of Education recently developed and launched the Sci-Hook Series, an innovative APPLE iBook resource for science educators.

ISTA Senior Science Quiz National Final 2012

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.

SciFest Awards at Intel

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 Science 140 project!

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,

Royal Society of Chemistry

The RSC education team aim to support Chemistry teachers and enable them to inspire their students into pursuing a future in the chemical sciences. Angela McKeown is working as the RSC coordinator for Ireland.

FREE School Visits by local engineers

Every year Engineers Ireland's STEPS team arranges hundreds of free school visits, linking up volunteer engineers with local schools all over Ireland.

IoP Frontiers of Physics Annual Conference 2012

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 Cork Branch

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.

Dr Tony Scott wins People of the Year Award 2012

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

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.

A Neutron Walks into a Bar!

“Science 140″ is a project that has been using crowdsourcing on Twitter to gather fun and unusual science definitions and explanations within 140 characters – the length of a tweet.

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