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Science Ireland, originally established as the True Physics Project in 2001, celebrates its 10th anniversary this year. The project was established to promote the physics curriculum, and in so doing, assist schools in their bid to retain students of the subject.
Westmeath schools have been invited to take part in this year’s Greenwave project after two schools took part in the project last year. The participating schools in 2010 were Scoil Náisiúnta Brighde Buach, Rochfortbridge and Eoin Naofa National School, Mullingar.
Mayo schools have been invited to take part in this year’s Greenwave project after 10 local schools took part in the project last year. The participating schools in 2009 included Quay National School, Quignamanger; Creggs Road, Ballina; Scoil Náisiúnta Naomh Brid, Ballycastle; Holy Family National School, Glenhest Road, Newport; Corclough National School, Corchloch Beal An Mhuirthid; Scoil Náisiúnta Naomh Feichin, An Crois, Claremorris; St Joseph's National School, Greenpark Road, Killala; Newtownwhite National School, Ballysokeery, Ballina; Cloonlyon National School, Charlestown; Killocraun National School, Castle Hill, Ballina; and Scoil Náisiúnta Chluain Luifin, Ballinrobe.
Mayo post-primary students are encouraged to get their entries in quickly for this year’s SciFest ahead of the deadline of Friday March 12. Last year Mayo student Aoife Bell from St Joseph’s College, Castlebar received an Intel Excellence in Science medal for her project entitled ‘Caffeine: A help or hindrance’. Entry forms for SciFest 2010 are downloadable from the website, www.scifest.ie
Westmeath post-primary students are encouraged to get their entries in quickly for this year’s SciFest ahead of the deadline of next Friday March 12.
Westmeath students are invited to enter two competitions for Science Week this year. Discover Science and Engineering (DSE) is holding an essay competition for primary and secondary schools students and is running a separate photography competition for secondary school students.
Primary schools in Westmeath are gearing up for this year’s Awards of Science Excellence (AoSE). Last year 15 Westmeath schools received the awards, and it is hoped many more schools will get involved this year.
Westmeath secondary school students are expected to be amongst the many students entering SciFest this year. This one day festival of science is held in Institutes of Technology around the country and it is here that local secondary school students ranging from first to sixth years demonstrate their projects and participate in a competition.
Discover Primary Science has put out the last call for Westmeath schools to signal their intention to apply for an Award of Science Excellence ahead of the deadline of March 31. All primary schools registered for the DPS programme who intend to make a submission for the Awards of Science Excellence can apply online at www.primaryscience.ie or call Discover Primary Science on (01) 607 3184.