Thank you to everyone who participated in the Final of the ISTA Senior Science Quiz held in Trinity College on Saturday 27th November and a special thanks to Aoibhinn Ní Shúilleabháin who was the celebrity guest quizmaster. Details of the Winners is now posted under NEWS.
Despite snowy weather 30 out of 32 teams showed up for the Final. Mr Matt Moran, Director of PharmaChemical Ireland and current President of ISTA launched the new PharmaChemical Ireland ISTA Awards for teachers 2010.
The quiz was generously sponsored by PharmaChemical Ireland, with cash prizes going to the first five teams ranging from €200 to €50 per team member. The Royal Society of Chemistry sponsored the hiring of the venue.
Thanks to all ISTA members who attended the quiz and to those who helped out at the event and a special thanks to all the teams and their teachers who travelled from all over Ireland.
It was a tightly fought competition. Four teams tied for first place so after tie breakers the following were the eventual winners.
- St Mary's College, Galway.
- St MacCartan’s College, Monaghan.
- Summerhill College, Sligo
- Blackrock College, Dublin.
- Christian Brothers Secondary School, Nenagh, Co Tipperary.
Gift for Aoibhinn presented by Mary Mullaghy was sponsored by Royal Society of Chemistry.