The Clean Tech Competition is a unique, worldwide research and design challenge for pre-college youth. The competition is designed to foster a deeper understanding of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) related concepts, recognise outstanding talent, and prepare the next generation of globally competitive innovators.
The ninth edition of Science & Technology in Action was recently sent to all second level schools in Ireland.
Thanks to all who participated in the National Finals of the ISTA Senior Science Quiz in Trinity on Saturday 30th November. The quiz was generously sponsored by PharmaChemical Ireland. Thanks also to Trinity College for providing the excellent venue, to Aoibhinn Ni Shuilleabhain who was guest presenter and Sean Duke, author of the newly published 'How Irish Scientists changed the World'. The year's associated charity was Irish Heart & Lung Transplant Association.
The Minister for Research and Innovation, Seán Sherlock, TD, announced the launch of a STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) Education Review Group, which is expected to prepare a report on STEM education in Ireland over the next six months.
The European Union's new multi-billion euro research and innovation plan has been voted through by MEPs in Strasbourg. EU Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation Máire Geoghegan-Quinn said Ireland's aim of securing €1 billion from Horizon 2020 is an "ambitious but achievable target'.
The Google Code-in global online contest introducing 13-17 year old pre-university students to open source software development starts on Monday November 18th. Prizes include certificates, t-shirts, and 20 grand prize winners will win a trip to Google headquarters in California, USA next spring for themselves and a parent or legal guardian.
To celebrate 20 years in Ireland Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals is offering 1st year classes in Dublin 15 and Co. Meath secondary schools the opportunity to win great prizes. 1st years should design an A1 poster based on the theme: 'What does chemistry mean to me in my everyday life?'