PharmaChemical Ireland Teacher Awards 2012

Congratulations to Crana College, Buncrana, Co. Donegal, who were awarded the first place prize of €1,200 for their Science department in the 2012 ISTA PharmaChemical Ireland Teacher Awards. 

Congrats also to the Science departments in Donabate Community College and St. Columba’s College, Whitechurch, who were runners up in the event and received €600 each.

Thanks also to Ms Aoibhinn Ní Shuilleabháin who did an excellent job at chairing the presentations by each team entitled ‘Enhancing the uptake of science subjects’ and the judges, who included an external Fulbright Fellow Prof William McComas from the University of Arkansas.

Attached photo:  L-R:  Yvonne Higgins (ISTA Chairperson), Tanya Morrison (Crana College), Charlie Dolan (ISTA President), Philip McGuinness (Crana College).

 

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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. The prizes are generously sponsored by PharmaChemical Ireland. 

The winning teams were

1. St Joseph’s CBS, Nenagh, Co Tipperary.

2. Scoil Mhuire, Cork.

3. Abbey Vocational School, Donegal.

4. St Louis Secondary School, Monaghan.

5. Glanmire Community School, Cork.

Photo: Arlene O’Neill (Dublin Rose of Tralee with PhD in Nanoscience), Martin O’Neill, Alan Fitzhenry, Charlie Dolan (ISTA Honorary President) Patrick Timmons, Paul Dolan (ISTA Teacher) & Mary Mullaghy (ISTA National Chairperson & Quiz Coordinator)

ISTA Senior Science Quiz Final 2011 – The Results!

Congratulations to all the Finalists of ISTA Senior Science Quiz which is generously sponsored by PharmaChemical Ireland. Thanks to all the ISTA teachers and Aoibhinn Ní Shúilleabháin who was guest quizmaster. The winners were:
1. Coláiste Chríost Rí, Capwell Road, Turner’s Cross, Cork.
2. Scoil Chaitríona, Mobhi Road, Dublin 9.
3. St. Mary’s College, Ballysodare, Co Sligo.
4. St Mary’s College, St Mary’s Road, Galway.
5. Summerhill Hill College, Sligo.

Questions available in the Members Area under EVENTS!

SciFest Grand Award winners 2011 take on the world and win top award

Congratulations to Ruairi O’Neill and Eoghan Flynn, whose project, entitled ‘Polyfuel: A Novel Solution to Fuel Shortages and Disposal of ELPs’ was awarded second place at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Ruairi O’Neill and Eoghan Flynn from Blackwater Community School, Lismore, Co. Waterford, represented SciFest and Ireland at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania last week and proved that science education in Ireland is still among the best in the world.

Their project, entitled ‘Polyfuel: A Novel Solution to Fuel Shortages and Disposal of ELPs’ was awarded second place in the Environmental Management Category ($1500).

Ruairi and Eoghan were awarded the Intel Best Project Award in SciFest@CollegeWIT in April 2011. In October they competed in SciFest@Intel alongside the other SciFest@College winners, one from each IT and from the University of Ulster. As overall winners at SciFest@Intel their prize was to represent Ireland at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 13-18 May 2012.

Congratulations again to Ruairi and Eoghan and to their teacher David King.

Not forgetting Sheila Porter who is the backbone of SciFest – Comhghairdeas!

 

Physics High Flyers

As part of the 2012 Dublin City of Science Festival, the Institute of Physics in Ireland(IOPI) are proud to announce that they will be hosting a ‘Physics High Flyers’ event on Saturday May 5th in the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, 123 St Stephens Green, Dublin 2.

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