National Finals of ISTA Senior Science Quiz 2016

The National Finals of the annual ISTA Senior Science Quiz took place in the Tercentenary Hall in Trinity Biomedical Sciences Institute on Saturday 26th November. It was full to capacity with 45 teams of Leaving Certificate science students representing 20 counties from all around Ireland and their teachers. Over 1000 students took part in the Regional Finals held during Science Week and the top teams were invited to the BioPharmaChemical Ireland sponsored National Final.

The charity associated with the quiz this year was The Caroline Foundation in aid of Cancer Clinical Research. The purpose of the foundation is to support the work of Professor John Crown. Like ISTA it is a voluntary organisation and all donations go directly to fund researchers.


Thanks to all the local coordinators in the 13 Branches who facilitated the Regionals Rounds during Science Week, and the Dublin Branch of ISTA who organised the Final. A special thanks to Dr. Conor O’Brien, current Honorary President of ISTA, Dr. Aoibhínn Ní Shuilleabhain for her continued support and who acted as guest quizmaster, BioPharmaChemical Ireland main sponsor, Trinity College who provided the venue. Also thanks to Folens, ICI, IoPI, 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.

  1. St. Peter’s College, Wexford
  2. Coláiste Colm Ballincollig, Co Cork
  3. St. Paul’s, Raheny, Dublin 5
  4. St. Jarleth’s College, Tuam, Galway
  5. Clongowes Wood College, Clane, Co Kildare

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