National Final of ISTA Senior Science Quiz sponsored by BPCI

THANKS TO ALL who participated and supported the annual ISTA Senior Science Quiz. The National Finals of the annual ISTA Senior Science Quiz took place in the Tercentenary Hall in Trinity Biomedical Sciences Institute on Saturday 25th November. It was full to capacity with 50 teams of Leaving Certificate science students representing 22 counties from all around Ireland and their teachers. Almost 1100 Leaving Certificate students took part in the Regional Finals held during Science Week and 150 LC students were invited to the BioPharmaChemical Ireland sponsored National Final. The charity associated with the quiz this year was the Irish Kidney Association highlighting organ donation.

Colaiste Críost Rí, Capwell Road, Cork overall winners for 2017.Dr. Jennifer Cleary (Quizmaster), Dr. Conor O’Brien (Honorary President of ISTA), Luke Quigley, Michal Polak Szarkowicz, Maxim Chopivskyy, Ms Susan O’Connell (Teacher), Mr. Enda Dempsey (BPCI) & Ms. Mary Mullaghy (National Quiz Coordinator).

Thanks to all the local coordinators and their teams in the 14 Branches who facilitated the Regionals Rounds during Science Week. (Sarah Brusey, Maura Conneally, Brendan Duane, Yvonne Higgins, Michelle Lyons, Mary McDonagh, Siobhán Mc Cormack, Tríona Mulcahy, Catherine Murphy, Sam Pearson, Seamus O’Donghaile, Aodhagan O’Suilleabhain, Maria Sheehan & Brian Smyth). Thanks also to the Dublin Branch of ISTA who organised the Final. A special thanks to Dr. Conor O’Brien, current Honorary President of ISTA, Dr. Jennifer Cleary who acted as guest quizmaster, BioPharmaChemical Ireland main sponsor, Trinity College who provided the venue. Also thanks to CJ Fallon, Folens, ICI, IoP Ireland, RSC, SEAI & StudyClix who provided spot prizes and last but not least the students and their teachers who attended.

Congratulations and well done to ALL who participated.
• Colaiste Críost Rí, Capwell Road, Cork
• Crescent College Comprehensive, Dooradoyle, Limerick
• St Gerard’s Bray, Co Wicklow
• St.Michael’s Listowel, Co.Kerry
• Coláiste Padraig, Lucan, Co. Dublin
• Ashton School, Blackrock Road, Cork
• The High School, Zion Road, Rathgar, Dublin
• St Mary’s CBS, Portlaoise, Co. Laois
• Calasanctius College, Oranmore, Co Galway
• Davis College, Mallow, Co Cork

It's not all about the winning, participation and having an enjoyable day out are equally important. It's a great opportunity for students to meet their peers from all around the country in one of Ireland's premier universities.


THANKS TO ALL who participated and supported the Regional Finals of the annual ISTA Senior Science Quiz.

Once all the results are in those who qualified will be contacted early next week with an invitation to the National Final on Saturday 25th November at 2 pm in Trinity College, which is generously sponsored by BPCI. Dr Jennifer Cleary, from RTE Insiders, will act as the host this year.

Sponsors & supporters of the Regional Final:
ISTA, IOP, ICI, Folens, CJFallon, RSC, StudyClix & SEAI.

There will also be spot prizes after each round in the National Final by all of the above organisations. The main cash prizes for the top 5 teams will be made by BioPharmaChemical Ireland - the main sponsor.

This year the chosen Charity associated with the Quiz is the Irish Kidney Association

Some photos that were sent in from the regions have been posted on our Facebook page.


The Regional Rounds of the ISTA Senior Science Quiz will take place on Thursday 16th November during Science Week in 14 venues nationwide. (Note two venues in Dublin this year so now Dublin schools can also send 3 teams).

This is a Members Only event. Membership can only be renewed online.

Qualifiers from the Regional Rounds will be invited to the Tercentenary Hall in Trinity Biomedical Science Institute on Saturday 25th November for the National Final which is sponsored by BioPharmaChemical Ireland.

This is the 25th Anniversary of the Quiz, founded by the late Dr. Shea Mullally.

If you have questions that you wish to share please email National Coordinator: mmullaghy@gmail.com

Last years Regional Round Questions are available to download under Events in the members' area!

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