Science Week 2022
Monday 14th to Friday 18th November 2022
A fantastic week which included many highlights:
Displays of posters including STEM, ‘SciFlix’, Chemistry of Covid and ‘Science Fun Facts’, ‘Women in Science’ and the top ten ‘Ology’ posters. There were also posters of celebrities, sports stars and actors stating their Science Degree, where they graduated and a ‘Careers in Chemistry’ poster, made by TY Chemistry.
Each TY Biology classes did an Escape Room where teams of two or three students solve six science puzzle rooms and crack the code.
5th Year Chemistry students preformed a ‘Chemistry Magic Show’ for 2nd Year students.
Two teams took part in the regional final of the ISTA Science Quiz on November 17th.
Team A: Patrick Keane, Gavin Bowen-O’Connor and Max Mullen placed 20th
Team B: Aaron Murtagh, John Glynn and Matthew Cullen placed 9th.
Prof. Jane Farrar, Prof of Genetics and Head of Genetics and Microbiology in TCD, has published over one hundred Scientific and internationally renowned papers, delivered a lecture about genetic diseases which causes blindness to the 6th Years.
A very competitive and enthusiastic 3rd year Science Quiz took place in the Lecture Hall. We congratulate Cian Murphy (38C) and Daniel McDermott (38A) who came first in our period 5 quiz and Owen Flowers (37A), Oisin Maher (35), Colm Heylin (37D) and David Healy (37C) who placed first from our period 6 quiz. We thank Zach Hally-Doody, Darragh Vaughan, Rory Tracey, Cian Hanley, Nico Perez Rodriguez, Albert Linder, and George McGilton (all TYr) who helped on the day.
Dave’s Jungle as always was also a great success with the physical interaction with spiders and reptiles.
Science Photography competition with the theme of ‘Sustainability’ attracted 100 entrants. The winner was Alex Hyland (3rd year) with John Clarke (2nd year) runner up. All our finalists have now been put forward to the ISTA’s national photography competition.
Members of the Green Schools committee visited the 3rd Year classes to fill them in on the implementation of the SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS IN THE COLLEGE. Our plans to create a more energy efficient campus, increasing the campus’ biodiversity and redeveloping Blackrock’s waste management system.
TY Physics produced posters on a ‘Timeline of Physicists’ which were displayed along the Senior Science corridor. 74 students also took park in the Physics quiz won by Scott Downes (5th Year).
We thank Ms Wyse, Mr Ward, Ms Groves and Ms Nolan and their colleagues for a fantastic programme of events that brought Science alive.